London man charged in armed robbery, vehicle theft
A London man arrested following an armed robbery has also been charged in connection with a vehicle theft earlier this month.
Police say a male entered the Hi-Ya Variety store on Wharncliffe Road North around 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday armed with a gun and demanded money.
The two employees did not hand over any cash and the man fled on foot. No one was injured.
A suspect, 25-year-old Patrick Conroy, was arrested at a nearby residence soon after the incident with a replica handgun in his possession.
An investigation has also led police to allege that Conroy was involved in the theft of a vehicle from a home on Wharncliffe Road North on March 10.
The vehicle was found abandoned the next day.
Conroy is facing charges including:
- Two counts of robbery
- Use imitation firearm during the commission of an offence
- Carry a concealed weapon
- Theft of a motor vehicle
- Theft, not exceeding $5,000
No information has been released on a court date for Conroy.