The Montreal Police Department says its investigation is not over.
The Service de police de la Ville de Montréal arrested three people on June 30 in connection with four robberies with firearms perpetrated in Greater Montreal. The police force made the announcement today in a press release.
The crimes were committed from May 18 to 20 in mobile phone shops located in Montreal and on the South Shore, in the boroughs of Verdun, Rosemont–La Petite -Patrie and Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles, as well as in a shopping center in Brossard.
The three suspects are Rene Cedrique Benda (23), Mayard Nelson Jean-Baptiste (20) and Gabriel Djibril Adragna (19).
They appeared at the Montreal courthouse, where they were charged with several counts, namely robbery, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, carrying a concealed weapon , use of an imitation firearm in the commission of an offense and disguise with a criminal purpose.
Investigators found numerous pieces of evidence during searches, such as cell phones, a handgun, clothing and vehicles used in the escape.
In its press release, the SPVM ensures that the investigation is continuing concerning the criminal network to which the three apprehended suspects belong.
He also calls for the public's collaboration. Anyone with information allowing the identification of receivers and clients linked to this network is invited to contact 911, requests the police department.