Bank robbery suspect still at large


Car used in Wardsville stolen in Chatham: police

A London man has been arrested following a break and enter at Alterna Savings credit union in Wardsville that included the discovery of a loaded shotgun in the suspect vehicle.

However, police are still on the hunt for a second suspect.

According to a report from Ontario Provincial Police members of the OPP and the Oneida Nation of the Thames First Nation Police Service were called to the south Middlesex business around 3:30 a.m. Thursday responding to a break and enter in progress.

Police said officers from the Middlesex detachment, including the emergency response team and K9 unit, as well as Forensic Identification Services attended the scene. Police discovered a suspect vehicle had left the scene. The vehicle was spotted on Longwoods Road and a spike belt was deployed.

The vehicle was stopped but the two people inside ran. Police subsequently discovered a loaded shotgun inside the vehicle and learned the vehicle had been stolen in Chatham.

A 37-year-old London man is facing a slew of charges including unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes, possession of stolen property and breaking and entering. 

OPP ask anyone with any information about the whereabouts of the second suspect to call them at 1-888-310-1122. Tips can also be called to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


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