Three suspects who allegedly committed a series of robberies in cell phone shops in Montreal and the South Shore have been pinned in recent days.
Rene Cedrique Benda, 23, Mayard Nelson Jean-Baptiste, 20, and Gabriel Djibril Adragna, 19, were arrested on June 30.
They then appeared at the Montreal courthouse on charges of robbery, use of an imitation firearm in the commission of an offence, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, disguise with criminal intent and carrying concealed weapon.
“Searches carried out by the investigators also made it possible to get their hands on various pieces of evidence, including cell phones, a handgun and clothing. Two getaway vehicles used during the events were also seized and analyzed,” the SPVM said in a press release.
The armed robberies allegedly committed by the trio occurred between May 18 and May 20 in mobile phone shops located in the boroughs of Verdun, Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux -Trembles, as well as in a shopping center in Brossard.
According to the police, the three suspects belong to a criminal network that multiplies hold-ups in cell phone businesses.