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Montreal daycare firebombed twice in one day

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CTV News
Publication Date: 
21 Sep 2011



A series of three fires at a daycare in Montreal culminated in a pair of brazen incidents this week, in which the culprits used Molotov cocktails.

On Tuesday, a teacher at the Bebe Einstein daycare arrived at the business' northeast Montreal location to find fire damage.

Later that night, another arson attack occurred when a Molotov cocktail was thrown inside the daycare, CTV Montreal reported.

Arson investigators from the Montreal Police Service have been on the scene since the second attack on Tuesday, probing the damage and inspecting the building, which is located along a stretch of light industrial and commercial buildings.

The daycare had been shutdown since Sept. 3, when a fire was also reported at the building. The daycare was set to re-open on Tuesday when the teacher arrived to find the find the fire damage.


Police have not speculated on what may be motivating the arson attacks, but the location does have a history with criminal investigations.

In November of 2009, when the daycare was called Garderie Bebe Lilly, police raided the site as part of a massive fraud sting that spanned both Quebec and Ontario.

The raid was part of Operation Pre-Empt, which was dubbed as the largest-ever bust of counterfeit documents in Canada's history.


- reprinted from CTV News