Three suspects wanted for Clinique Axe Visuel robbery

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Three suspects wanted for Clinique  Axe Visuel robbery

By Emilie Hackett, Special to the Record – The Sherbrooke police department is searching for three suspects who pulled up in a Dodge Caravan to rob specialized equipment from the Axe Visuel clinic last week. The robbers smashed the window of one of the building’s back doors to gain access to the Belvédère Sud clinic around 10:10 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22. They stole three pieces of ophthalmological equipment valued at $173,500, including an optical CT scanner. Two of the suspects, wearing shirts with a Puma logo, exited the vehicle (possibly black) while the other suspect waited in the car. The Service de Police de Sherbrooke (SPS) explained that the “suspect seated at the back of the vehicle walked up to the door, smashed the window with an unidentified object and unlocked the door. He then entered the building with his accomplice.”
This robbery occurred the same night as another robbery, which happened two hours later at Lachance Chasse & Pêche, on King Est. Martin Carrier, from the SPS, indicated that “several weapons were stolen, ranging from 9mms to 357s and including some 22s. They took thousands of dollars of equipment.” The alarm sounded at 12:30 a.m. at the hunting store. Although police officers quickly responded, they did not find anyone when they arrived at the scene. Carrier has not ruled out a connection between both robberies. “There are similarities between both cases, as they were both quickly carried out and the robbers took specific objects.”
Any information about these cases can be transmitted to the SPS Investigations Division at 819-821-5544. Published in the Thursday, November 1 edition of The Record.

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