Garda World Security Corporation

Garda World Security Corporation

May 04, 2009 15:05 ET

Garda Lauds Police for Success of "Project Garda" and Apprehension of Five Suspects in Richmond Hill Theft

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA--(Marketwire - May 4, 2009) - Garda Security Group, a subsidiary of Garda World Security Corporation (TSX:GW) (Garda), one of the most trusted consulting, investigation and security firms in the world, today thanked York Regional Police and the Surete du Quebec for their outstanding efforts in identifying and apprehending suspects wanted in connection with a theft from one of its armored trucks in Richmond Hill, a suburb of Toronto, on Thursday, February 6, 2009.

On Wednesday, April 29, 2009, York Regional Police and Surete du Quebec executed a number of Criminal Code search warrants in both Toronto and Montreal, arresting five people and seizing cash and a number of items purchased with the stolen funds, including expensive vehicles, a boat and jewelry.

Today, Armand La Barge, Chief of York Regional Police, announced that the successful completion of Project Garda, as the investigation was called, also prevented those arrested from committing another robbery that was being planned at the time of their apprehension.

"Invaluable assistance was provided throughout the investigation by Corporate Security officers at Garda," Chief La Barge stated. "This cooperation proved to be the key to the success of the project. We could not have asked for more professional or capable partners in this investigation," he added in praise of the staff from Garda, Surete du Quebec, and his own department.

"It was a challenging investigation that spanned Ontario and Quebec involving extensive means of investigation with our investigators working closely with these two law enforcement agencies in the identification and apprehension of those responsible for the theft, said Garda Chief Security Officer Guy Cote.

"These outstanding law enforcement professionals applied tremendous effort and resources in solving this major crime," Mr. Cote added. "The safety and security of our people is a top priority and everyone at Garda extends thanks to the officers of the York Regional Police and the Surete du Quebec for the tremendous effort they put into this project. We frequently work with law enforcement officials in the United States and Canada and these two organizations are among the finest we have ever had the pleasure of working with. This investigative team certainly lives up to the York Regional Police department's motto - 'Deeds speak.' "

About Garda

Garda, one of the largest integrated physical security and cash logistics firm worldwide on an annualized revenue basis, is well known for addressing complex security and investigations issues. As a leading provider in consulting, investigation and security services, Garda is recognized as one of the fastest growing companies with operations across Canada, the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. With approximately 50,000 dedicated professionals, Garda offers integrated solutions in cash logistics, physical security, consulting and investigations, and enterprise intelligence services. Its team includes specialists and some of the most highly qualified and best-trained experts in the industry. For more information, visit:, and

Contact Information