Replica gun leads to charges

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A St. Thomas man is facing charges after allegedly carrying a replica gun at a south London shopping mall.

London police were called to White Oaks Mall around 9 p.m. Saturday regarding a man believed to be in possession of a firearm. A suspect was arrested and, when he was searched, police found a replica gun and several identification documents that did not belong to him.

No injuries were reported.

A 43-year-old from St. Thomas is charged with 13 counts of possession of an identity documents, and one count each of carrying a concealed weapon and failing to comply with an undertaking.

The man is to appear in court next month.

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.