Dollard teens live through break-in nightmare

Marc Lalonde
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Station 4 (serving Dollard des Ormeaux):

Two 18-year-olds lived through a harrowing experience after one of the teens’ homes was broken into while the two were inside, police said. The incident occurred May 19 about 9:40 p.m., at a home on Chauret StreetinDollard des Ormeaux, said Const. Chantal Castonguay of Montreal police Station 4. When the two victims heard the suspect use a shovel to break the rear patio window upstairs, the pair – a male and a female — hid in a downstairs bathroom and called 911. While the suspect was in the home, they stole a laptop computer, which was quickly abandoned in the backyard after the crook took off, Castonguay said. Police continue to investigate the incident and there were no injuries.

Station 1 (serving Beaconsfield, Kirkland, Baie d’Urfe, Ste. Anne de Bellevue and Senneville):

Police are investigating the theft of a “significant amount,” of cash from a Beaconsfield home, police said, prompting warnings not to keep large amounts of cash in the house.The Sherbrooke Street home was broken into May 16 between 8:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., said Const. Roberto Del Papa ofMontreal police Station 1. The crooks stole a number of electronic devices, two flatscreen TVs and the spare keys to the family’s cars, in addition to the cash, Del Papa said. Police advise citizens to keep large amounts of cash in the bank and not in their homes, where it is very inviting for burglars.


A home on Circle Avenue in Beaconsfield was burgled last weekend after the thief cut the home’s phone lines to disable the alarm system, police said. The incident occurred May 19 between 2 and 3:30 p.m., said Const. Roberto del Papa ofMontrealpolice Station 1. After cutting he phone lines, the crook forced the rear patio door and made off with two IPads, keyboards and accessories, Del Papa said. The investigation is ongoing.

Station 3 (serving Pierrefonds, Roxboro, Ste. Genevieve and Ile Bizard):

A Pierrefonds teen was mugged by four other teens after getting off a bus in western Pierrefonds last weekend, police said. The victim got off a bus at the corner of Paiement Street and Pierrefonds Boulevard May 19 at about 1:24 a.m. and was followed by the four suspects as he walked in behind the Montreal Hot Dog Station restaurant on the south side of Pierrefonds Boulevard, said Const. Daniel Maheu of Montreal police Station 3. The four young men then surrounded the teen, asking him first to use his cell phone to make a call, then hurling insults at him, Maheu said. Right then, the suspect immediately to the victim’s left hit the victim in the face with a vodka bottle, prompting the victim to hand over his IPod and his wallet, which contained about $35. The same suspect then grabbed the victim by the neck and pushed him, when the others joined in and helped the first suspect push the victim to the ground, at which point the victim ran off and called police. All four suspects are English-speaking and police managed to get descriptions of three of them. The first is a black male, about five-foot-six, wearing a red cap and blue t-whirt with a thin build. The second suspect (who struck the victim with the bottle) is a white male, about five-foot-seven, with a thin build, close-cropped brown hair, blue eyes and wearing a long-sleeved black sweater. The third suspect described is a white male, about five-foot-six with a long-sleeved red sweater and a thin build. No description was available for the fourth suspect. The victim had minor injuries, but was not take to hospital, Maheu confirmed.

Station 5 (serving Pointe Claire and Dorval):

A woman was the victim of purse-snatching scam last week at Galeries des Sources shopping centre in Dorval. The woman was walking to her car May 14 at 2:30 p.m., and when she sat down in the vehicle, she placed her purse on the passenger seat of her car, said Const. Helene Jubinville of Montreal police Station 5. At that moment a man aged about 50 knocked on her car window, telling her she’d dropped money on the ground. When the woman got out of her car to collect the cash, a second suspect quietly opened her passenger-side door and stole her purse, Jubinville said.The first suspect is a man about 50 years old, with a large build, short brown hair, brown eyes wearing a navy-blue jacket with green pants, police said.



Organizations: Papa ofMontrealpolice Station, Montreal Hot Dog Station

Geographic location: Montreal, Beaconsfield, Pierrefonds Boulevard Sherbrooke Street Circle Avenue Roxboro Ile Bizard Paiement Street Dorval Pointe Claire

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