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Stupid Case File for May 9, 2007
Courtesy of London Free Press

A London teen has learned the hard way there’s no honour among thieves. And not to brag, after a burglar was robbed.

The lessons began about 4 p.m. Tuesday when a Byron resident returned home to find someone had entered the house and stolen some money.

The homeowner reported the theft to police, but there were few leads to go on.

Meanwhile, the suspect in the theft was hanging out with some friends nearby.

“He may have been vocal about how much money he had in his possession,” police spokesperson Const. Amanda Pfeffer said Thursday.

One of the teen’s so-called friends slipped away and met up with an adult acquaintenance, police said.

Those two headed over to Bryon Southwood public school where the orginal thief and some friends had gathered.

The adult pulled a gun from a waistband and demanded the cash from the break-in thief. The would be robbers also confronted a second youth. Witnesses called police.

The phone call from the homeowner and the report from the witnesses at school added up to a double crime.

“We were able to put all the events together,” Pfeffer said.

A 15-year-old has been charged with break and enter.

A 16-year-old has been charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of possessing an illegal substance.

Matthew Langford, 24, of London, has been charged with two counts of robbery and possession of stolen property.


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