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Man, 18, facing charges in relation to east-end London, Ont., convenience store robbery

Police say they searched a residence on Culver Drive and arrested a suspect on May 8. Kelly Wang/980 CFPL

London police say a man has been arrested in relation to an armed robbery that took place early last week in the city’s east end.

Officials say on May 6 at around 2:10 a.m., a suspect entered a convenience store at 75 Admiral Dr., reportedly pointed a firearm at the cashier and demanded cash and cigarettes.

The suspect obtained the items and fled the area in a vehicle, and the cashier did not sustain any physical injuries, according to police.

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Police say they were contacted and searched the area, but did not find the suspect.

The investigation led police to a residence on Culver Drive. Police say they searched the residence and arrested a suspect on May 8. Some of the stolen property was recovered, as well as a replica firearm.

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As a result of the investigation, an 18-year-old London man has been charged with armed robbery, use of a firearm during the commission of an indictable offence, pointing a firearm, disguise with intent to commit an offence, and possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order.

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The accused is set to appear in court Monday.

Anyone with further information is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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