Video helps police nab robbery suspect

London police have two males in custody following a robbery investigation involving a video that was briefly posted on social media.

On April 21 around 4 a.m., a 25-year-old man was confronted inside a bank ATM vestibule on Fanshawe Park Road East, police say.

A suspect recorded a video that shows a second suspect wearing a balaclava kicking the victim on the ground repeatedly and robbing him of some items, police say.

The video was provided to London police by a citizen on April 26, launching an investigation.

The video is evidence in the investigation and will not be released by police.

As a result, an 18-year-old and a 16-year-old, who cannot be named under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, both of London, are jointly charged with:

  • Robbery/theft from person with violence;
  • Disguise with intent