A 33-year-old man is facing multiple charges in connection to a trio of robberies in southwest London over the weekend, police said Tuesday.
The robberies occurred between Friday night and Sunday night, two at an Emery Street variety store, the other at a nearby gas station on Wharncliffe Road South, police said.
Police say a lone male entered Emery Variety around 10:25 p.m. Friday and demanded cigarettes and cash from the store’s employee after producing a knife. After obtaining cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of cash, the man fled on foot.
The next night, police say they were called to the Shell gas station at Wharncliffe Road and Tecumseh Avenue after reports a lone male entered the business around 11:35 p.m., produced a knife, and demanded cigarettes and cash from an employee. In that incident, the male also fled on foot with cigarettes and a quantity of cash.
The third and final incident occurred around 7 p.m. Sunday when police say a lone male entered Emery Variety, and approached the store’s employee. The employee recognized the man from the previous robbery, and contacted police. Authorities say the suspect caused property damage to the business, and was arrested after officers arrived on scene.
No injuries were reported in any of the incidents, and police determined the three robberies were committed by the same male suspect.
As a result of the investigation, Daniel Hosie, 33, of London is facing two counts of armed robbery, one count of attempted robbery, three counts of wearing a disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, and one count of mischief under $5,000.
Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact London Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).