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Feb 15, 2013  |  Vote 0    0

More charges laid in Valentine's Day robbery (Update)

London Community News

Two more youths have been arrested and charged in relation to the Feb. 14, Twice The Deal Pizza robbery.

A total of 14 charges have since been laid in relation to the incident where three masked suspects entered the business located on Belmont Drive in London, one brandishing a samurai sword, another with a hunting knife, while demanding cash. All three fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash before police arrived on scene.

Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the three individuals that have been charged cannot be named.

A 17-year-old male and a 15-year-old male have been charged with the following Criminal Code of Canada offences:

• Two counts of robbery, contrary to section 353(d);

• Disguise with intent, contrary to section 351(2);

• Two counts of uttering death threats, contrary to section 264.1(1)(a); and

• Possession of weapon dangerous to the public peace, contrary to section 88(1).

A 14-year-old male has been charged with the following Criminal Code of Canada offences:

• Robbery, contrary to section 353(d); and

• Disguise with intent, contrary to section 351(2).

None of the charges has been proven in court.

Two suspects at large after Valentine's pizzeria robbery

Two suspects are still at large after a Valentine’s Day robbery.

According to London Police Service Const. Ken Steeves, one of the three men suspected of robbing Twice the Deal Pizza on Belmont Drive at knifepoint just before 11 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 14) was later apprehended for an unrelated crime.

The 17-year-old was caught around 2:50 a.m. on Friday (Feb. 15) by the owner of a vehicle he was trying to break into. He was detained by the owner until police could arrive to arrest him.

The young offender allegedly had property on him that police determined was taken from another nearby vehicle, according to Steeves. He is charged with robbery, wearing a disguise with intent and possession of property obtained by crime.

None of the charges has been proven in court.

“The description of the outstanding male suspects (of the pizza store robbery) is limited, at this time, as one wearing a black hoody and one wearing a yellow hoody.”

Steeves said it is important to remember to keep valuable items out of plain view to prevent thieves from being tempted to break into their vehicles.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).  Information can also be sent in online anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com.

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