SASKATOON – A man wanted in Saskatoon for a brazen robbery at a Birks jewellery store has been arrested by Montreal police.
Global News has learned that Muhidiin Ahmed-Farah is now in custody in Saskatoon after being transferred from Montreal where he was also wanted on an unrelated warrant.
The robbery happened on Feb. 1 when four men brandishing crowbars smashed display cases and stole a large quantity of Rolex watches and other valuable jewellery.
Their getaway vehicle was found burning around 90 minutes later in the area of Bottomley Avenue and Osler Street.
Ahmed-Farah was identified through surveillance video from Birks and an east-side apartment building, where clothing used in the robbery was found.
He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning on charges of armed robbery, wearing a disguise during the commission of an indictable offence, conspiracy to commit arson and breach of conditions.
The search continues for the remaining suspects who have yet to be identified.