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London police arrest suspect in Kijiji cellphone sale armed robbery

File photo of a London police vehicle. Matthew Trevithick / Global News

London Police have made an arrest in connection with a September robbery involving Kijiji.

A 20-year-old London man is facing four charges, all related to armed robbery and use of a firearm.

The robbery in question happened in the Carling neighbourhood, northeast of Cheapside and Boullee streets, on Sept. 11.

Police say a man posted on the online buy-and-sell website Kijiji that he had a cellphone for sale and arranged to meet with a potential buyer at Lord Elgin Public School on Victoria Drive.

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Police say the suspect arrived at the location on foot and got into the front passenger seat of the victim’s vehicle, produced a firearm, and demanded property and money from the victim. The suspect fled on foot, and police were contacted, but officers searching the area could not immediately locate the suspect, police say.

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No injuries were reported in the incident.

The accused remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in London court Friday by video.

— with files from Jacquelyn LeBel, Global News

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