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Vito Rizzuto's widow robbed of her jewelry — while she was at home

The Gazette logo The Gazette 2020-04-03 Paul Cherry, Montreal Gazette
a person standing in front of a window: Giovanna Cammalleri, Vito Rizzuto's widow, was inside her house when it was robbed but did not hear anything, La Presse reported. © Allen McInnis Giovanna Cammalleri, Vito Rizzuto's widow, was inside her house when it was robbed but did not hear anything, La Presse reported.

The house in Laval that now-deceased Mob boss Vito Rizzuto moved into months after he returned from serving time behind bars in the U.S. was broken into this week, according to La Presse .

Citing unnamed sources, the online newspaper reported Friday that Rizzuto’s widow, Giovanna Cammalleri, was inside the home at the time, in the city’s Ste-Dorothée district, but did not witness what happened.

Const. Stéphanie Beshara, a spokesperson for the Laval police, would not confirm that the victim of the crime was Rizzuto’s widow. She noted it is standard policy for the police force to not identify the victim of a crime.

She confirmed that someone broke into a home in the Ste-Dorothée district at around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday by smashing a window.

“A woman who was inside was watching television at the time and didn’t hear what happened. It was only later in the night, when she went to another part of the house, that she noticed a window had been broken and that jewelry had been stolen,” Beshara said, adding the jewelry is believed to be worth several thousand dollars.

The police spokesperson said investigators have “several images” to look at from security cameras installed either at the victim’s home or at a neighbouring house. As of Friday, no one had been arrested in connection with the theft.

pcherry@postmedia.com

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