Montreal police arrest suspect in armed robberies, shootings

By on February 22, 2017


Montreal police say they have arrested a 56-year-old man in connection with two attempted murders earlier this month. (Photo: Service de police de la Ville de Montréal - SPVM/ Facebook)
Montreal police say they have arrested a 56-year-old man in connection with two attempted murders earlier this month. (Photo: Service de police de la Ville de Montréal – SPVM/ Facebook)

Montreal police say they have arrested a 56-year-old man in connection with two attempted murders earlier this month.

They say the suspect was nabbed today in Saint-Donat, about 140 kilometres northwest of Montreal.

Police had asked the public for information after two people were shot during separate armed robbery attempts east of Montreal’s downtown.

In the first incident, police say a man was shot in the chest after refusing to hand over his car keys and a cellphone on Feb. 6.

The next day, a 41-year-old woman was shot in the upper body during a robbery at a convience store before the suspect fled into the city’s subway system.

Police say the suspect will be questioned by investigators.