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Man, 59, charged in alleged armed pharmacy robbery, London police say

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

A 59-year-old London man is facing several charges in connection with an alleged armed robbery Tuesday at a pharmacy near Adelaide and Huron streets, police said.

Details remain limited, but police were called to the scene at 1080 Adelaide St. N, around 2 p.m. for a report of a robbery.

At the business, officers learned that a male suspect had entered the pharmacy and had allegedly locked the doors, produced a knife, and demanded prescription medication, police said.

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The suspect was arrested without incident inside the store, and no one was physically hurt, police said, adding officers seized the knife they say was used.

A 59-year-old London man has been charged with armed robbery, two counts of forcible confinement, and failure to comply with a release order.

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The accused was slated to appear in court on Wednesday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact London police or Crime Stoppers.

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