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News Release

SIU Investigators in London for Vehicle Crash following Pharmacy Robbery

Case Number: 17-OVI-111

Mississauga, ON (14 May, 2017) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit has dispatched investigators to examine the circumstances surrounding an overnight collision on Hyde Park Road.  Two men were sent to hospital.

Preliminary information suggests the following occurred:
  • Close to midnight on May 13, 2017, London Police Service received a call about a robbery at a pharmacy.
  • A short time later, a police officer located a vehicle thought to be connected to the robbery.
  • Not long after that, a vehicle flipped and crashed on the front lawn of a residence on Hyde Park Road, north of Fanshawe Park Road.
  • One occupant of the vehicle was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries.
  • A second occupant was located a short distance away.  He was taken to hospital with a serious upper body injury.  

The SIU has assigned five investigators and two forensic investigators as part of this incident.

The SIU is appealing to anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

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Jason Gennaro, jason.gennaro@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-641-1863 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 1863