Montreal police say they've arrested seven West Island teenagers for bullying.
The teens — between 16 and 18 — were arrested yesterday in the Pierrefonds-Roxboro and Ile Bizard-Ste. Genevieve boroughs.
They face charges of armed robbery, armed assault, conspiracy, bullying and assault causing bodily harm.
Two of the seven appeared in youth court this morning. The others have been released on a promise to appear at a later date.
Police say the arrests came after complaints from teens in Ile Bizard who say they were accosted and had money stolen from them, sometimes at knifepoint — or while being beaten.
The assailtants would also show up at parties, looking for a fight, and they would also send threatening messages to their victims.
All of this, police say, had been happening since mid-September.
Montreal police are asking anyone who may have been victims of this group of teens to phone 9-1-1, or the Info-Crime unit at 514-393-1133 and give police as detailed description as possible.
And they recommend anyone who are the victims of similar incidents to inform police.
Visit the Montreal police information page on bullying here.