Two men charged following attempted armed robbery at London LCBO: police

Two London men are facing a long list of charges following an attempted robbery involving a firearm, police say.

Police say a suspect entered the LCBO at the corner of Wonderland Road and Oxford Street around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday.

They say a suspect unsuccessfully attempted to break a glass display case with bottles of alcohol inside, discharging a firearm in the process. After being unable to gain access to the case, the suspect fled the store in a waiting vehicle, police say.

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Several people were inside the business at the time, but no one sustained injuries during the incident, police report.

After receiving a description of the suspect vehicle, police say they located a dark blue Chrysler Town and Country minivan in the area of Oxford Street and Beaverbrook Avenue.

Two suspects were arrested without incident.

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While searching the suspects, police say they found two loaded firearms, one of which was reported stolen in March 2020.

Two London men, a 35-year-old and 38-year-old, have been charged with armed robbery, using a firearm to commit an indictable offence, and possession of a firearm obtained by crime, among other firearm-related charges.

Police say the 35-year-old has also been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, careless handling of a firearm, and possession of a weapon for an offence.

Both men remain in custody and are scheduled to appear in London court Wednesday.

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