Witness a new kind of police brutality. Yesterday, January 2nd, during what was one of Montreal's coldest days yet (-30 and below), Montreal citizen Omar Tunisiano came across a brutal exchange between a homeless man and an SPVM officer. The homeless man, ill-equipped for the frigid winds and wearing a t-shirt and shorts, was being berated by the police officer, all the while shivering intensely. Lecturing the poor man, the police officer even went as far as to threaten to tie him to a pole. Extreme and entirely shocking, check out the scene in the video below, filmed by Tunisiano himself.
Surprised at the SPVM officer's actions, or is this normal to you for the Montreal police? Tell us your thoughts on the matter in the comments below.
A suspect wanted in connection for two robberies at a dépanneur in the Ville-Émard neighbourhood is still on the loose and the Montreal police are asking for your help to identify him.
The robberies occurred on September 6 and 17.
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According to the police report, "The suspect entered the store alone after the clerk gave him access. He mentioned having a weapon on him and demanded money by threatening the clerk. The suspect did not wear gloves. He fled on foot after the robberies."
The suspect is described by the SPVM as a white male between 25 and 30 years old. Photos show him wearing a beige flannel shirt and a beige baseball cap. He speaks French, according to the SPVM.
The police have also provided a list of suggestions for store owners to protect themselves from potential robberies:
"Place the cash register in a location visible from outside your business.
"Avoid signs, supports and displays that obstruct the view from outside.
"Use a burglary alarm system.
"Install a video surveillance system.
"Make your deposits at varying times, especially during the night.
"Keep little money in the cash register.
"Make sure the building number is clearly visible on the front and back of your business."
If you work at a store and are a victim of a robbery, the police suggest to never defend yourself and simply hand over the money to the robber before dialling 911.
SPVM investigators are asking anyone with information connected to these robberies or this individual to report to Info-Crime Montreal at 514 393-1133 or on its website.
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Cold winters in Montreal are inevitable but dry winter skin is not. By changing your skincare regimen and using the right products, you can keep your skin looking soft and smooth all season long.
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Last night, three men were stabbed in downtown Montreal following an altercation that escalated between several individuals shortly before bars' closing time.
"Around 2:15 this morning, a call was made to 911 to advise us that a person had been stabbed at the corner of Bourassa and Maisonneuve in the Ville-Marie borough," said Julien Lévesque, spokesperson for the Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal.
When SPVM arrived on the scene, they located three individuals with stab wounds. The victims, three men, were quickly rushed to a hospital upon police arrival.
"They are 27, 25 and 29 years old. The first two are out of danger, the third, 29 years old, is still in critical condition — we are waiting for a health assessment from the medical authorities," Lévesque explained.
"It was an altercation between several individuals that got out of hand. We do not know where the victims came from or where they went [in the evening], and that's what will be determined by the investigators to solve the investigation," he continued.
The scene has been secured to allow investigators to analyze it. Police will also interview witnesses and check cameras that may have captured the event.
At the time of writing this article, no suspects had been located and no arrests had been made.
Police ask that if you have any information about this altercation, call Info-Crime Montreal at 514-393-1133, where you can submit an anonymous tip.
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SPVM spokesperson Jean-Pierre Brabant said the shooting occurred at the intersection of rue Villeray and 20e Avenue around 9 p.m., which isn't far from the French high school École Joseph-François-Perrault.
The teenager was found unconscious on the scene and pronounced dead by paramedics.
A perimeter was set up at the intersection shortly after and was lifted before 6 a.m. Monday morning.
Police are deeming this the 31st homicide on the Montreal territory in 2021.
Brabant said the 16-year-old victim is "not known" to police services.
At the time of writing this article, the suspect was still unknown to police, no arrests had been made, and the investigation was ongoing.
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