Armed robbery at the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital: the third suspect was arrested

News 1 February, 2018

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    Thursday, 1 February 2018 11:37

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    The police eventually arrested the third and final suspect being sought concerning the daring robbery that occurred in mid-October, the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Showedal

    Investigators, assisted by police officers from the intervention group tactics, proceeded to the arrest of Eric Demers, 40 years old, during the day of Monday.

    Demers appeared Tuesday at the palais de justice of Montreal, under charges of robbery, use of a firearm and conspiracy.

    In the morning of 16 October, an employee of the cafeteria of the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont was carrying bags containing about $ 15,000 in the corridors of the establishment when she was approached by the first suspect.

    He would have then stolen the money and the employee would have screamed. Alerted by the cries for help, a security officer would then be reached, but a second suspect allegedly pointed a firearm in his direction.

    The two suspects then fled on a bicycle. One of them, Claude Joly, was arrested a few minutes later. The 59 year old man was at this time in possession of a handgun.

    The investigation into the theft at the hospital had allowed the arrest the day after Gérard Ménard, also aged 59 years.

    The police had then been able to establish that Eric Demers would have also participated in this theft and a warrant for arrest canada-wide had been launched against him.