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Second man arrested in alleged downtown London variety store robbery, police say

The Circle K store at 272 Dundas St. in London, Ont.
The Circle K store at 272 Dundas St. in London, Ont. Google Maps

A second person has been taken into custody in connection with an alleged robbery Thursday at a downtown convenience store, London police said Friday.

Police were called to the scene at 272 Dundas St., the Circle K at the corner of Dundas and Wellington streets, after two men entered the store around 10:20 a.m. and allegedly stole lottery tickets.

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During the incident, police allege one of the men had gone behind the store counter, picked up a pair of scissors and told the cashier to stay back as he removed the tickets from the checkout area.

At the same time, police said a second man was in the store and walked towards the cashier, before both suspects fled on foot westbound down Dundas street, leaving behind the scissors.

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No one was physically injured, and police said both were arrested within a few hours — one around 11 a.m. near Dundas Street and Highbury Avenue, the other around 2:50 p.m. near Wellington and Horton streets.

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The pair, a 26-year-old man and 35-year-old man, are jointly charged with armed robbery.

Investigators first released details about the incident on Thursday, saying a 24-year-old had been arrested. The man’s correct age was 26, police said.

Both were expected to appear in court in London on Friday.

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