Man charged in robbery at Home Depot

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London police say a man has been charged after allegedly stealing tools and assaulting a loss prevention officer at a hardware store.

Police were called around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday after the loss prevention officer at the Home Depot on Fanshawe Park Road was assaulted. The loss prevention officer had approached a man who had allegedly stolen a number of hand tools and power tools from the store.

According to police, the loss prevention officer was not injured.

A suspect was arrested in the area of Adelaide Street and Glenora Avenue. The stolen property was recovered.

A 27-year-old man is charged with robbery with violence.

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 London Elgin Middlesex Crime Stoppers.