London police headquarters on Dundas St. file photo by Miranda Chant, Blackburn NewsLondon police headquarters on Dundas St. file photo by Miranda Chant, Blackburn News

Guns stolen from London home found in Waterloo

A combined 31 charges have been laid against a man and woman after a number of firearms stolen from a London home were found in Waterloo.

The owner of a north London home called police to report a break-in around 6 p.m. on Saturday. When officers arrived, they were told a number of firearms had been taken from the home. A search of the area turned up no suspects.

The police street crime unit took over the investigation and, using video surveillance from the area where the break-in occurred, were able to get descriptions of the suspects and the vehicle they were driving.

The vehicle was tracked to a home in Waterloo.

On Monday afternoon, London police, with the help of the Waterloo Regional Police Service Emergency Response Team and Property and Financial Crime Unit, searched the home. The firearms stolen from the north London home were found inside, police said.

A Waterloo man and woman, both 27-years-old, were arrested. They have been charged with eight counts of careless storage of a firearm, five counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm, three counts of possession of a firearm without a licence, and one count of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

The man has been additionally charged with 14 other offences including breaking and entering to steal firearms and possession of firearms contrary to a prohibition order.

The pair were scheduled to appear in London court in relation to the charges on Wednesday.

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