Teens arrested for trying to rob man on a bus in Lachine

Montreal police say a group of passengers came up to a man on a bus and asked for money before attacking him.

Montreal police say suspects expected to face armed robbery charges in court on Monday

The suspects fled after the bus driver pulled over and stopped. (CBC)

Three teens have been arrested for an early-morning attack on a city bus and two are expected to face charges.

A group of passengers approached a man in his 30s on a bus in Lachine around 4 a.m., police said.

They allegedly asked for money and when he refused he was hit on the head with a blunt object.

"The bus driver immediately stopped the bus," Const. Abdullah Emran said. "The suspects fled the scene."

The incident happened near where Saint-Joseph Boulevard turns into Saint-Jacques Street. 

When police arrived on the scene, they deployed the K-9 unit. The dog tracked down three suspects near where the bus stopped.

All three — aged 17, 18 and 19 — were taken into custody. One has been released without charges. The two others are expected to be charged on Monday with armed assault, obstruction of justice and possession of a weapon.

Police are still looking for a fourth suspect with the help of the K-9 unit. 

The victim was taken to hospital. He's expected to make a full recovery. 


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