Three men and one woman were charged late last month in connection with yet another West Island scam that employed distraction to rob unsuspecting victims.
The four individuals were arrested by police Nov. 27 in a parking lot near the corner of St. Jean and Brunswick Blvds.
In this case, police said, one individual would approach the unsuspecting victim just as they were about to drive away and warn them there were nails behind their tires. When the victim got out of the car to investigate, police said, a second suspect grabbed valuables that had been left in the victim’s unlocked vehicle.
Police had set up a sting operation after receiving complaints from members of the public.