They thought they had succeeded in their crime, but came away empty-handed: while trying to rob a drug dealer, a robber had injured his leg while tripping. This incredible story took place a few weeks before the Organized Crime Unit (TCO) of the Service de Police de la Ville de Montreal (SPVM) arrested the suspects.
Daijoan Crichlow, Jamal February Clarke, Jeremiah Reiber, Devonte Dray, Yasemin Kamal-Ergenkon and Nicholas Rapatsoleas appeared in a Montreal court Thursday shortly after their arrests in LaSalle.
They include, among other charges, possession of a firearm, pointing a firearm, conspiracy and possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. On Thursday, the prosecution objected to their release.
Another 19-year-old was released on a promise to appear.
A 30-year-old woman was charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and later released on parole. A 15-year-old minor was also arrested during the police operation.
The searches related to the file were carried out in the early hours of Thursday morning. According to our information, the robbers wanted to rob a drug dealer in late March. The targeted man took to the heels. He sought refuge in a nearby building, then a condo.
The suspects – presumably armed – would therefore have got away empty-handed. But Griglow reportedly tripped and seriously injured his leg. His accomplices would have rushed him to the hospital following this failed robbery attempt. La Presse noted that he was walking with a cane at the time of his arrest and was still injured after falling.
As for the victim, who was followed by the kidnapper, she refused to cooperate with the police and did not file a complaint.
According to our sources, the DCO investigators came to know about this theft conspiracy during another drug smuggling investigation.
SPVM said in a press release on Friday that 6 suspects have been arrested in connection with the case. It added that six firearms were seized during Thursday’s operation.
Searches were conducted in the city of LaSalle and in the municipalities of Pointe-Claire and Vaudreuil. “Apart from illegal firearms, ammunition, brass knuckles, cannabis gummies and varying amounts of cocaine, MDMA
The investigation and arrests were led by the Anti-Gang Unit of the Organized Crime Unit, in cooperation with several SPVM support units and the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) Tactical Intervention Team (GTI).
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