Three men arrested in Sherbrooke for vehicle theft

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Three men arrested in Sherbrooke for stealing a vehicle

The Sherbrooke Police Department arrested three suspects in connection with vehicle thefts on the night of Sunday to Monday.

Sunday night to On Monday, the Sherbrooke Police Service (SPS) arrested three suspects in connection with a vehicle theft.

It was the vigilance of a lady, living on rue Marcel-Gingras in the Fleurimont sector, who put the police on the trail of the alleged thieves. The woman contacted the SPS around 2:45 a.m. to advise the police that she was seeing prowlers walking in the parking lots of residences in her neighborhood.

Patrollers, who were in the area, identified two suspicious vehicles which then fled towards King Street East.

They notified the colleagues so that the vehicles could be chased. Quickly, the sergeant, who intercepted the vehicle, found that it was a Jeep Gladiator that had just been stolen in the area. He proceeded to arrest the driver, explains SPS spokesman Benoit Pellerin.

Meanwhile, other patrol officers headed for King Street East and chased the second vehicle. The latter was finally intercepted at the junction of highways 610 and 55. The two other suspects were then arrested.

The men aged 27, 30 and 44, from Laval, remain detained and will be interviewed by investigators.

According to Benoit Pellerin, their approach resembles that observed during the wave of vehicles that took place earlier this year in Sherbrooke. It's hard to make connections, but it's sure that it's the same way of proceeding that we've noticed over the past year with keys or electronic chips, he says.

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