Global News takes a look at the firebomb attacks in Montreal over the past several weeks.
Created by aterry on Nov 24, 2009
Last updated: 03/12/10 at 05:36 AM
Mickendy Demosthène, 18, turns himself in to police. He is arrested in connection with a recent Molotov cocktail attack on a cafe in east-end Montreal, and is charged with arson and breaking and entering at the Montreal courthouse.
Montreal police investigate the ninth arson attack at a bar or coffee bar in about three weeks.
At 3:55 a.m., police respond to a 911 call triggered automatically by a fire alarm inside the Ferrari Bar on André Ampere Ave. near Armand Bombardier Blvd. in Rivière des Prairies.
When they arrive they see that the window in the front of the bar has been broken and a small fire has already burned itself out, indicating the use of a Molotov cocktail.
The front windows of Cafe Vegas are broken and a molotov cocktail is thrown in. Firefighters quickly extinguish the fire and damages are minimal.
Café Nouba is firebombed for the second time in eight days. The owner says the restaurant is being attacked because his ex-partner owes a lot of money to “the wrong people.” He said he doesn't know who those people were.
Attackers smash the front window of the Pirandello on Robert St., near St. Michel Blvd., at 4:05 a.m. and lob a Molotov cocktail into the bar. The incendiary device burns out on its own and causes only minimal damages, police say.
Arsonists throw a Molotov cocktail through the front window of Peaches on St. Michel. The attack fizzles out with minimal damage to the sports bar, police say.
It would appear the incident is related to one ten minutes before, Montreal police Constable Yannick Ouimet says.
An incendiary device is lobbed into a cafe on 17th Ave., near Villeray St. The fire is quickly put out and causes only minor damages.
People living over the cafe are briefly evacuated from the building, according to police.
Police close roads in the immediate vicinity of Ste. Catherine St. and Pie IX Blvd. after a Molotov cocktail was thrown onto a stairway outside a residential building at 4068 Ste. Catherine St. E.
An apartment on St. Urbain St. near St. Viateur receives a Molotov cocktail through a window. The resident of that dwelling is the owner of Nouba, the restaurant that was firebombed five minutes before.
He was at home but was not injured in that fire, which did not cause significant damage.
Nouba restaurant on St. Laurent Blvd. near Maguire St. is torched with what appears to be an accelerant about 4:15 a.m. The restaurant’s sprinkler system douses the flames but the establishment sufferes a fair bit of water damage.
Café Aviano on St. Michel Blvd. sustains extensive smoke damage in a firebomb attack.
Another bar in St. Michel is hit by arsonists when a rock and a Molotov cocktail are thrown through the window of Cafe Bistro Charland on Charland Ave., near De Lormier Ave.
The incendiary device goes out on its own and causes minimal damage, police say.
Police investigate after a restaurant in Montreal’s east end is vandalized.
Someone throws a Molotov cocktail into the front window of the P’tit Quebec restaurant, near the corner of Sherbrooke St. E. and Paul-Pau St., around 12:45 a.m.
Police say the window is damaged only slightly in the incident. There are no witnesses, and no arrests are made.