Thursday, February 2, 2006

Have a nice day in south London!

Keeping track of crime here in London is getting to be as confusing as keeping track of the larceny at city hall. From the London Free Press:

London police arrested a man — and recovered a huge knife — following the second of two successive afternoon robberies Thursday.

Officers were already at a Wharncliffe Road bank robbery yesterday afternoon when they were called to a Wilkins Street strip mall, where a quilt store was robbed around 3:30 p.m. A suspect was arrested nearby and a knife, which looked about 12 inches long including the handle, found.

[…] It was the second south London robbery in a single hour Thursday afternoon, coming on the heels of an incident at a Bank of Montreal at Wharncliffe and Baseline roads.

And that disturbing criminal trend — several quick, successive robberies — came clearly across a police sergeant’s radio Thursday. Just as he was prepared to tell reporters about the Bank of Montreal robbery at Wharncliffe and Baseline roads, the second robbery call blared.

Several cruisers at the bank robbery left for the second incident, arresting a man and finding the weapon.
If south London doesn't sound so appealing, try visiting the east end! Also from the Free Press:
A teenager was sent to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries last night after he was stabbed during a robbery in east London, police said.

The teen was walking in the area of Lovett Street at Roberts Avenue about 10 p.m. when he was confronted by three males, police said.

The trio, all in their teens, fled on foot after the stabbing, police said.

Officers scoured the area for suspects.