Police thwart bank robbers

Anthony Abbondanza
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Alleged thieves found in trunk of Dodge Charger with over $1000 in stolen money

Three men were arrested in Laval Thursday morning shortly after allegedly robbing a local Pierrefonds bank. The thieves attempted to flee in a getaway car but were thwarted by Laval Police and Surete du Quebec.

According to Const. Daniel Maheu of Montreal Police Station 3, two armed men entered the bank, located on Gouin Boulevard W. between Normand and Fabien streets, a little after 10:40 a.m., calling for the bank’s director. The bank teller obliged.

Though they were told the cash register was empty, one of the tellers finally reneged and gave $500 to one thief; another teller also gave $500, designed particularly for thieves, to the second.

“It’s not enough money,” said one of the suspects, according to Const. Maheu.

Unsuccessful in their bid for more money, the two masked and hooded 20-year-old black males ran out of the bank and into a white Dodge Charger.

No one at the bank was hurt.

One person, however, just outside the bank, did take a photo of the getaway car and subsequently notified Station 3 Police.

An alerted local police officer stationed on Gouin Boulevard and Pitfield Boulevard near Louis-Bisson Bridge saw the Dodge Charger and pursued the thieves with the help of Laval Police and the Surete du Quebec.

The driver of the vehicle, a 21-year-old white Pierrefonds man, pulled over on Labelle Boulevard just after 11 a.m.; the alleged thieves found hidden in the trunk – armed and with stolen money.

The three men were arrested and charged with armed robbery and violence.

Organizations: Surete du Quebec, Pierrefonds bank, Montreal Police Station

Geographic location: Gouin Boulevard, LavalThursday, Pitfield Boulevard Labelle Boulevard

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