Robbery: a dangerous criminal arrested in Quebec city

News 8 February, 2018
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    Emmanuel Roussakis, a Montreal 50 years of age, was under warrant for arrest national since September.

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    A dangerous criminal specialist armed robberies who has served many years in prison, and who was actively sought since last September, was arrested Wednesday by the police Department of the City of Quebec (SPVQ).

    Emmanuel Roussakis, a Montreal 50 years of age, was under warrant for arrest national since September, while his parole had been revoked by the correctional Service of Canada.

    After receiving information to the effect that the man was on the territory of the city of Quebec, the battle Group of intervention of the SPVQ proceeded to his arrest in the area of Vanier Wednesday.

    Roussakis was in possession of an amount of money “considerable” when he was arrested, said the SPVQ. The police department adds that it has reason to believe that Roussakis – which is still held – could have made victims “recently” in the national capital.

    “They are looking for traders who could have been victims of this man or be victims any short of break and enter or robbery and who may never have filed a complaint,” reported Cyndi Paré, a spokesperson for the SPVQ.

    “Because surprisingly, there may be merchants who have lived it and who were not judged to be good or taken the time to complain to the police department. We invite merchants to contact us in this case [418 – 641-AGIR (2447)], if this is not already done “, she added.

    A multirécidiviste dangerous

    In 2007, Roussakis had been sentenced to 13 years in prison for robbery.

    Two years earlier, he had also been on the run after his parole had been revoked. The criminal that the police described as” armed and dangerous ” was also serving a sentence for armed robbery.

    During its run in 2005, he was suspected of having directed no less than 42 banks and convenience stores in Montreal, Laval and Longueuil in two months.

    According to what reported by the media, Roussakis was in the habit of committing his crimes only by threatening with a firearm a clerk in front of him to be able to then flee with the money.