London man arrested twice in 24 hours in 2 separate vehicle theft incidents

A 22-year-old London man is facing a handful of charges in connection with two separate incidents in a less than 24-hour span, the second of which also resulted in charges against a 25-year-old man.

The first incident occurred just before 1:30 p.m. Friday when police say a man’s truck was stolen from a parking lot at 60 York St.

Police say officers found the truck heading northbound on Richmond Street when it came to a stop on the train tracks north of Piccadilly Avenue and the driver got out and attempted to flee northbound on Richmond Street.

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The man was arrested and released with a court date set for March 5.

Then, just after 10 a.m. on Saturday, police say the suspect — along with a second man — approached a vehicle occupied by a woman and her 15-year-old son outside a hotel on Pall Mall Street. Police say the suspects tried to get the teenager out of the vehicle but bystanders stepped in and contacted police.

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Two suspects were arrested. The 22-year-old that police say was involved in both incidents is facing charges of theft of a motor vehicle, operation while impaired, failure to comply with a demand made by a peace officer, driving while under suspension and robbery.

The 25-year-old man, also from London, is charged with robbery and possession of a schedule I substance.

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