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Attempted Robbery And Firearm Discharged In North End

Early this morning at approximately 12:10am, police responded to the area of North Centre Road near the east entrance to the Masonville Mall property in response to a report of an attempted robbery and discharge of a firearm.

Upon arrival the female victim of the attempted robbery advised officers that she was walking her dog in the area when she was approached by a man who pointed a firearm at her and demanded her valuables. The victim didn’t comply and the man left the area, but shortly thereafter the victim heard the sound of a gunshot. Officers on scene recovered evidence of a discharged round nearby.

The victim was not injured and no damage was found in the area.

The man is described as Caucasian, in his early 20’s, approximately 5’6” tall with an average build, with a pale complexion and a thick brown beard, and noticeably blue eyes. He was wearing a burgundy or brown shirt with a graphic design on the front, baggy grey sweat pants, black baseball cap, and black shoes. He was carrying a worn black backpack.

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 on-line anonymously to

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