London, Ont. man charged after alleged robbery leaves victim with injuries

FILE. Matthew Trevithick / Global News

London police say a 32-year-old man was charged following an alleged robbery in the city’s east end.

Police say the incident took place around 12 p.m. Sunday, just after a man exited a bank inside Oxbury Centre, a shopping centre just southwest of Highbury Avenue North and Oxford Street East.

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The man was then approached by an unknown individual who asked the man to cash a cheque, police said. The man then went to an ATM and allowed the individual to cash the cheque using his account, police said.

Police said the individual then withdrew a larger sum of money from the man’s account than the amount written on the cheque, leading to an argument between the two.

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After the man said he’d contact police, the individual produced a knife and allegedly attacked the man before fleeing on foot, police said.

Police said this left the victim with minor injuries.

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Police arrested a suspect on Connaught Avenue, east of Curry Street, an area that’s about a 10-minute walk from Oxbury Centre.

Police said they also found stolen money along with a knife following the arrest.

A 32-year-old London man faces one count of armed robbery and one count of assault with a weapon.

He is scheduled to appear in court on June 6.

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