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Tip leads to 5 arrests in 2015 pharmacy armed robbery: London police

A uniformed London police patch, September 6, 2017.
A uniformed London police patch, September 6, 2017. Matthew Trevithick/980 CFPL

Charges have been laid against five London men in connection with an alleged armed robbery at a south London pharmacy that occurred four years ago, police said Wednesday.

London police say that two masked men held up a pharmacy on Commissioners Road East around 1:45 a.m. on Jan. 26, 2015, demanding prescription medication after allegedly producing an unspecified weapon.

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While this was taking place, police were responding to a call of an armed robbery on Southdale Road east — a call investigators say was bogus.

“At the time, investigators believed the two incidents were related,” police said.

Last month, on Mar. 19, police said they received a tip in the case, which led them to make the arrests.

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Five London men, ranging in age from 26 to 34, face charges of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.

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Two of the accused, aged 26 and 30, face a charge of disguise with intent, while another, aged 34, faces a charge of public mischief report offence committed when it has not been, police said.

Anyone with information connected to the case is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.