Five men arrested after two-year armoured car robbery investigation


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Officers from the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM), working with the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) have made five arrests after a two-year investigation into a series of armoured car robberies in the greater Montreal region. Investigators were also supported by the Peel Regional Police, Ottawa Police Service, and the Longueuil Police.

The arrests were linked to seven events between 1999 and 2015. The five face more than 60 charges including robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, kidnapping, forcible confinement, concealment, discharging a firearm, and breaking and entering.

The five suspects are identified as:

Walter BUTT, 54

Paul Thomas BRYNTWICK, 64

David STACHULA, 47

Serge FOURNIER, 64

Gary MARSDEN, 63

They will appear December 23, 2015 at the Palais de Justice in Montreal.

As part of this operation, the police performed several searches in the greater Montreal area, Toronto and Ottawa, some of which are still ongoing. Details of attempted robbery and the suspects allegedly committed:

- September 2, 1999, at Galeries des Sources Dorval;

- October 27, 2011, on Sherbrooke Street in Montreal;

- December 12, 2013, on chemin Ste. Angélique in St. Lazare;

- April 30, 2014, on Dorval Avenue, Dorval (attempted);

- August 21, 2014, on Taschereau Boulevard in Brossard;

- October 29, 2014 on Masson Street in Montreal;

- Jan. 29, 2015 and on Van Horne Street in Montreal

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