Pair arrested in connection with church robbery

Marc Lalonde
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Station 4 (serving Dollard des Ormeaux):

Two 18-year-old males were arrested in connection with a church robbery in Dollard des Ormeaux recently. The two were arrested on Pierrefonds Boulevard Sept. 7 at 2:30 a.m. after police, suspicious that two young men were riding bicycles that late at night, each carrying a large bag, said Const. Chantal Castonguay of Montreal police Station 4. Police found the image strange enough to stop the pair and ask them to identify themselves. When one of the men reached into his bag to get his identification, Castonguay said, police noticed a firearm in the bag and searched the two men. Police soon turned up what appeared to be a donation envelope filled with cash, and inquired as to whether there had been any thefts from churches in the area recently – and they were right in their assumption. After calling in the suspicion, police found there had been a break-in at a church located at the corner of Anselme-Lavigne Boulevard and Westpark Avenue in Dollard des Ormeaux, Castonguay said. The two – from Pierrefonds and LaSalle, respectively – will be charged with breaking and entering and theft, Castonguay said.

Station 1 (serving Beaconsfield, Kirkland, Baie d’Urfe, Ste. Anne de Bellevue and Senneville):Police are looking for the public`s help to identify a large number of items stolen from cars in the Station 1 territory after a number of items were recovered thanks to a pair of anonymous tips. In June, Station 1 police got a tip that led them to a cache of items stolen from cars at a home in Beaconsfield, and police recovered a number of GPS systems, sunglasses, CDs and phone chargers, said Const. Jean-Pierre Levis of Montreal police Station 1. In August, police uncovered a similar haul at a home in Kirkland, and are looking to return the items to their rightful owners. Levis said it`s likely a number of the thefts were not reported for whatever reason at the time, and if people can definitively prove an item is theirs, they are asked to check in with Station 1 police at 514-280-0101.

 Station 3 (serving Pierrefonds, Roxboro, Ste. Genevieve and Ile Bizard): Vandals attacked a dance school in Pierrefonds with a massive graffiti mural overnight last week. The school, located on Sources Boulevard, was defaced sometime between Sept. 7 at 4 p.m. and Sept. 8, said Const. Dan Maheu of Montreal police Station 3. The massive blue graffiti is about five feet wide by four feet long and includes a teardrop, and is impossible to read, making identifying the vandal that much more difficult, police said. The investigation is ongoing.

Station 5 (serving Pointe Claire and Dorval): A woman riding the 215 bus got a nasty surprise recently after her wallet was stolen while she was riding the bus, police said. Const. Helene Jubinville of Montreal police Station 5 said the woman had pulled her cell phone out of her bag while riding Sept. 6 around 4:30 p.m., leaving her bag slightly open, revealing her wallet, police said. The man sitting next to her got off the bus, and when the woman replaced her phone in her bag, she noticed the wallet – and the man sitting next to her on the bus -- was missing. The suspect is a black male. Police were unable to give any further description of the suspect.

Geographic location: Pierrefonds Boulevard, Montreal, Beaconsfield Kirkland Anselme-Lavigne Boulevard Westpark Avenue Roxboro Ile Bizard Sources Boulevard Pointe Claire

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