London Police say two people are facing charges in connection to an armed robbery Saturday at a pharmacy in the city’s east end.
According to investigators, a lone male entered the pharmacy at 1657 Dundas St. around 7:30 p.m. and demanded narcotics. The suspect displayed what appeared to be a handgun, police said, adding it was later found to be an imitation firearm.
After obtaining an unspecified amount of medication, the suspect fled the pharmacy, police said.
Officers attending the scene located the suspect and an adult female in a nearby vehicle.
As a result, Ronald Schaufler, 50, and Dee Everest, 22, both of London, have been jointly charged with armed robbery and possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking, police said, adding Schaufler faces additional charges of wearing a disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, and using an imitation firearm during the commission of an indictable offence.
In addition to the charges stemming from Saturday’s incident, police say Schaufler is facing further charges in connection to an armed robbery at a Huron Street pharmacy on Nov. 26.
In that incident, Schaufler has been charged with armed robbery, wearing a disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, and using an imitation firearm during the commission of an indictable offence.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).