Montreal: three teenagers beat a 78-year-old elder to steal her bag

Montreal: three teenagers beat a 78-year-old elder to steal her bag
Montreal: three teenagers beat a 78-year-old elder to steal her bag

Three ruthless teenagers who did not hesitate to beat a 78-year-old grandmother to steal her purse, two weeks ago in east Montreal, were arrested by the police.

The facts with which the two young people aged 16 and 17 are accused occurred on the evening of April 22, around 7:30 p.m., in a residential area of ​​the Anjou district.

They then blocked the elder woman’s path and ordered her to give them her handbag.

The woman then refused to comply, provoking an outburst of violence from the two suspects. One of them then allegedly punched her in the face, before throwing her to the ground and snatching her bag.

The two individuals then fled on foot, where they joined a third suspect who was keeping watch.

The septuagenarian was transported to hospital to treat injuries which were described as “very significant” by the SPVM.

This case quickly became a priority for investigators. Two suspects were quickly identified and were arrested last Thursday at their home located in the east of the city.

The searches that followed led to the seizure of “several elements linking them to the theft,” Montreal police said.

The various investigative steps then led to the arrest on Monday of the third suspect, who allegedly carried out surveillance in the area to allow his two accomplices to steal from the eldest without being bothered. He is also a teenager.

The three heartless young people appeared in the Youth Chamber on charges of robbery, serious assault and receiving stolen property. Two of them were released under strict conditions. The third remained detained.

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