Kidnapping in Old Montreal: three of four victims found alive

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The SPVM established a command post Friday on rue de la Commune, in Old Montreal, to elucidate a kidnapping case linked to cryptocurrencies. (Archive photo)

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Published yesterday at 5:41 p.m. EDTUpdated yesterday at 6:58 p.m. EDT

Three of the four victims of a kidnapping that occurred Friday morning in Old Montreal were found safe and sound, announced the Montreal Police Service (SPVM).

However, the “alleged main subject”, that is to say the person considered to be the main target of this kidnapping, is still missing, authorities said.

Two women and a man in their early 20s have been found in good health Saturday afternoon, indicates the SPVM.

A man, also in his twenties, is still missing, police authorities say. The search continues to find this person.

According to our sources, the motive for the crime is linked to cryptocurrencies.

Early yesterday afternoon, Laval police found a burned sport utility vehicle believed to be linked to the investigation.

No other information can be transmitted at this time so as not to harm the ongoing investigation.says the SPVM.

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A security perimeter was established this afternoon around a bus stop located opposite the future REM station in Pierrefonds.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Gabrielle Proulx

A security perimeter was established this afternoon around a bus stop located opposite the future station of the REM in Pierrefonds.

THE SPVM does not, however, confirm any link between this security perimeter and the victims found this afternoon.

Technicians from the forensic identification service will be dispatched there before the perimeter is lifted, scheduled for the next few hours.

With information from Pascal Robidas

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