Station 1 (serving Beaconsfield, Kirkland, Baie d’Urfe, Ste. Anne de Bellevue and Senneville):
Station 1 police are advising residents who withdraw or carry large amounts of cash to secure that cash as soon as possible after it is withdrawn after a local woman was robbed after leaving a money-exchange business, police said. The woman left a money-exchange locale in Pointe Claire Sept. 24 around 1 p.m. and drove to the Beaconsfields shopping centre to run some errands, said Const. J.P. Levis of Montreal police Station 1. About 10 minutes later, after exiting the mall, the woman got into her car. Before she could drive away, a man tapped on her window to inform her that someone had spread thumbtacks underneath her tires, Levis said. When the woman went to remove the 30 or so thumbtacks that had indeed been spread underneath her rear tires, the suspect made off with her purse, which she had left on the front seat of the car.