March 20, 2019 12:44 pm

4 arrested following west London jewelry store robbery: police

Police say a robbery occurred around 6:25 p.m. on Tuesday, at Gordons Gold Jewelers at 760 Hyde Park Rd.

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Four people are in custody after London police say a jewelry store in the city’s west end was robbed on Tuesday.

It happened around 6:25 p.m. at Gordons Gold Jewelers at 760 Hyde Park Rd. when police allege two men wearing masks arrived in a vehicle, entered the store, and directed staff to get on the floor.

Police allege the suspects smashed the display cases with a sledgehammer, took jewelry, and escaped in a waiting car.

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Officers arrived quickly, police said, and followed a vehicle to Oneida First Nation and an address along River Road.

“With the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police, Oneida Nation of the Thames Police Department and Strathroy-Caradoc Police Service, four men were arrested,” police said in a statement.

No further details have released, including information on charges.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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