Two teenagers who allegedly robbed a Telus store at the tip of a machine gun, in Laval, were arrested after being tracked using the geolocation system of one of the stolen phones.
“The two suspects showed up on the spot, stole several cellphones. They fled in a black truck reported stolen and were intercepted in Montreal,” said Stéphanie Beshara, spokesperson for the Laval Police Department.
Around 4:15 p.m. yesterday, a call was made to 911 to report an armed robbery in the mobile phone shop located on Curé-Labelle Boulevard, in the Fabreville district. No one was injured during the events.
According to our information, one of the shop employees managed to find out the exact position of the suspects thanks to the GPS system of one of the phones which was part of the loot taken by the thieves. They were thus able to be tracked in real time, until the Laval police located them, as they were traveling on Highway 15 towards Montreal.
After a brief chase, the police reportedly lost sight of the suspects near Montreal. The criminals would then have abandoned the vehicle not far from the Marcelin-Wilson park, in Montreal, before clearing out.
“Two suspects were finally arrested and are currently being held and interviewed by investigators,” Cst. Beshara said.
Several cell phones could also have been recovered.
With information from Clara Loiseau, Le Journal de Montréal