Suspect charged in connection to three bank robberies and a jewelry theft in Montreal: police

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Montreal police say a suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with three armed bank robberies and a jewelry theft over the week in Montreal. 

Eric Lefebvre, 51, appeared at the Montreal courthouse on Friday and was charged with robbery, concealment and being unlawfully at large.

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Officers from the Service de police de la Ville de Montreal (SPVM) arrested Lefebvre on Thursday. They say he was travelling in a government vehicle stolen at the beginning of the month in Port-Cartier.

The SPVM says the suspect likely acted alone in the case of the bank robberies – two of which were on Tuesday and another, on Wednesday – but that he had an accomplice for the jewelry theft.

Officers from Station 22 in the Centre-Sud area located the stolen vehicle overnight from Wednesday to Thursday and later, officers from Station 21 later located the suspect near their downtown location.

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