- A violent robbery that happened last month at a LaSalle depanneur now has Montreal Police asking for the public's help.
- Video surveillance, seen below, shows the suspect throwing something like a Molotov cocktail at the depanneur clerk, who was treated for burns after the incident.
- Individuals are asked to come forward with any information they may have about the crime or the suspect involved.
On September 24, the suspect entered the depanneur at Thierry St. and Lefebvre St. shortly after 11 p.m. According to police reports, the suspect sprayed the 65-year-old clerk with a flammable liquid and threw a firebomb on the ground. During the altercation, he also slashed the store clerk's hand with a sharp object before stealing the contents of the register.
The suspect then fled on foot.
The assault was captured on video from the store's surveillance. Officers are analyzing the footage to try and identify the suspect.
According to the SPVM: Le suspect est un homme d’environ 40 ans, mince et mesurant environ 1,70 m (5’6’’). Il a le visage long, la peau noire et une barbiche parsemée de quelques poils blancs. Il portait lors des méfaits des vêtements sombres et ce qui semble être un foulard rouge sur la tête. Il a pris la fuite à pied après avoir infligé des brûlures au visage et aux mains de sa victime, qui a également été blessée avec une arme blanche
The suspect is a man approximately 40 years old, slim and about 5'6" tall. He has a long face, black skin and a goatee with a few white hairs. He wore dark clothes and what appears to be a red scarf on his head. He fled on foot after inflicting burns on his victim's face and hands, his hand also suffered a stab wound.
As you can see from the video below, the store clerk tries to defend himself from the assault as the suspect throws lit paper at the man. At one point the clerk tries to ward off the assailant with what looks like a broom.
The clerk's face and hands were burned in the incident and he suffered a stab wound to one hand. He was transported to the hospital shortly after the attack.
Montreal police released the dramatic video footage today with the hopes that someone will be able to identify the man in question.
Le #SPVM demande l’aide du public pour identifier un individu lié à un violent vol qualifié survenu le 24 septembre… https://t.co/Ypkn0Bsu01— Police Montréal (@Police Montréal) 1570456243.0
Hopefully, someone will step forward shortly with information leading to his arrest.
Robber throws firebomb in convenience store, stabs store clerk, Gets cash and ran off on foot on Thierry St. near L… https://t.co/TGX0V0kRDh— Cosmo Santamaria (@Cosmo Santamaria) 1569397775.0
If you recognize the suspect you can go to your neighbourhood police station or contact Info-Crime Montreal at 514-393-1133 or online. All calls are confidential.