Quebec police arrested a 33-year-old man suspected of a series of home robberies in Quebec City and Lévis on Sunday. His two possible accomplices are still on the run.
Following a joint investigation by the Lévis and Québec police departments, the suspect was arrested Tuesday afternoon by the Tactical Intervention Group (TIG) of the Quebec City Police Service (SPVQ). He was in a private residence on Rue Michelet in the Sainte-Foy-Sillery-Cap-Rouge borough.
On March 17, around 15:30, a man from Saint-Jean-Chrysostome called 911 after suffering a violent attack at home. Three assailants entered his residence, two of whom were hooded. They were armed with a blunt object and a stab. They stole his vehicle and fled.
Approximately one hour later, the same three individuals allegedly committed another break-in at a Wilfrid-Hamel Boulevard apartment building. In a home where there was no one, the suspects allegedly stole electronic equipment.
Shortly after, the suspects went to another apartment in the same building. On the spot, one of the suspects reportedly assaulted a 31-year-old man with a blunt object, inflicting severe facial injuries on him. The victim went to the hospital herself.
“The three events were quickly linked, and the SPVQ and SPVL investigators worked together to arrest a 33-year-old man known to the police community,” says SPVQ spokesperson Cyndi Paré. .
The suspect was taken to the Lévis police station to meet the investigators. He remained in custody and is expected to appear at the Quebec City courthouse on Wednesday afternoon. The investigation continues in this case. Two suspects are still on the run.