In January of 1999, four Crown Heights ‘Bochurim‘ got into a car on Erev Shabbos and drove to Montreal, they arrived there on Friday night and went into an industrial area where they knew of a Gemach that had their offices there, within those offices was a safe which contained a “large sum of money” said to have more then a half a million US Dollars. These “Bochurim”, two of which were members of the then ‘Shmira’ (prior to the split).
In the dark of the night they broke into the offices and pushed the safe out of a second floor window, a passing resident heard the smashing of glass and the thunderous noise of the safe hitting the ground, and called police who promptly arrived on scene and managed to apprehend three of the four would be robbers.
The local newspaper got wind of the story and ran the article. Carim Stern is in fact Dovid Rogatsky, while the one the got away is rumored to be Yanky Prager. They entered Montreal using fake IDs, hence the newspaper getting their names wrong.
After news of the botched robbery got back to Crown Heights, a meeting was called amongst Shomrim members and a vote was held in order to determine what to do with Rogatsky, and the majority voted that he be suspended pending the outcome of the trial.
At the time Yossi Stern was NOT involved in any aspect of Shomrim.
Yanky Prager together with a few of his loyalists decided that this was not OK with him. He called out “If you don’t take Rogatsky back we will start our own patrol” so they broke off and Shmira was officially formed.
A number of the core group that made up Shomrim , maintaining the original phone number and radio communication system.
It was at this time that Yanky Prager enlisted the help of the plumber Yossi Stern and re-formed the name Shmira, and began in a vicious propaganda and pashkville campaign, bashmutzing the Hershkop Brothers along with Lazer Keivman who was a Shomrim coordinator. Even going as far as getting them locked up on false charges on assault and robbery, not to mention all the different agency’s that were called upon to help them in there holy war. They managed to align themselves with the CHJCC, who themselves were receiving funds for a Community Patrol but didn’t really have one, so as a matter of convenience they took them in.
Now, do you ever wonder what split Shimra?
The article was translated from French using google translate, good luck interpreting it.
Thieves newyorkais arrived just in time: who has filled?
Police in the urban community of downtown negent always a mystery in their full inquiry into the theft of a safe filled with money in a house exchange Saint Laurent, last weekend.
The record, however, should be very clear because all the money, a very large sum, was found and that a gang of thieves had been caught in flagrante delicto.
Investigators from the squad of robberies has CMU wonder how three Americans arrested were also important that a sum was in the trade.
This is surely not a coincidence that these thieves arrived in Montreal at the time, for the first time, there were a lot of money on the scene, said Lieutenant-detective Normand Thibault.
On board two vehicles rented, one has Dorval and the other in Virginia, the four young members of a gang of the region from New York attacks were a corporation finaniere Cambridge in 3300, Cote-Vertu, last Sunday .
The thieves are not alles hand dead. they simply launches large safe in the snow through a window of the second floor of the building.
It is a citizen who was preparing to leave a parking lot which notifies the police, after having heard a big roar and a window broken.
The police have picked any suspects near the scene. They also seek a fourth robber who has succeeded to flee.
The three individuals surprised by, patrollers have appeared in criminal chamber of the Court of Quebec.
Samuel Green, 25, Chairm Stern, 24, and Yani Yota, 26 years, all residents of the region from New York, were given their freedom after a brief stint debant the judge.
The case will return to court next month.
By the detective sergeant-Michel Herbert was charged to find out how the thieves were able to get a propitious moment a hotel and head directly into a trade precis.