Birks robbery suspect arrested in Montreal

Muhidiin Ahmed-Farah, wanted in Saskatoon on a Canada-wide warrant for a brazen Birks jewellery store robbery, was nabbed by Montreal police. Supplied / Saskatoon Police Service

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.

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The search continues for the remaining suspects who have yet to be identified.

Three suspects in the Birks jewellery store robbery in Saskatoon on Feb. 1, 2014. Supplied / Saskatoon Police Service

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