10 charged in jewellery store robbery on Montreal’s West Island

Montreal police (SPVM) say 10 people have been charged in connection to a jewellery store robbery on the West Island that happened on Wednesday night (Apr. 10). Eight men and two women between 19 and 38 years old were involved and are allegedly linked to a South American theft group.

Police say they apprehended the suspects in Pointe-Claire at around 1 a.m., on Apr. 11, not long after the robbery.

They were reportedly trying to flee the scene in three vehicles when they were arrested.

SPVM say they were able to seize a safe belonging to the store, jewellery, and several more items worth roughly $3 million. Additionally, the vehicles contained a jammer and burglary tools that officers explain helped them break into Fairview Pointe-Claire mall and the store itself.

All 10 suspects have been charged with breaking and entering, theft, conspiracy, and possession of burglary tools. The suspects remain detained.

“Information gathered by the investigation team suggests that the suspects are linked to the South American Theft Groups (SATG). Operating in several countries, members of this criminal network travel to carry out organized theft activities. SATGs are tracked by various police organizations and border services,” explain the SPVM in a press release.

Police are asking anyone with additional information on this event to contact 911 or their local police station. It is also possible to contact Info-Crime Montréal anonymously and confidentially at 514-393-1133 or via the reporting form available on infocrimemontreal.ca.

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