Eight minors and one adult have been arrested in connection to a series of violent muggings in Montreal’s Sud-Ouest borough, following a series of searches.
There have been several incidences of violent robberies, particularly near the Metro stations and bike paths in the Saint-Henri and Little Burgundy neighbourhoods, since last November.
“Some of the suspects even attacked people with limited mobility,” wrote Montreal police in a press release.
“This criminal behaviour has affected the security levels of residents in the area.”
Six of the suspects remain in police custody.
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They face charges of robbery, assault, armed assault and the concealment and carrying of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
“Residents have the right to be in public spaces and feel safe,” said Sylvain Parent, commanding officer of Station 15.
“This is a priority.”
The individuals are expected to appear in court shortly.