A convict who escaped from Archambault Institution in Ste. Anne des Plaines has been recaptured.

Sylvain Lauzon, 43, was arrested on Ste. Catherine St. Wednesday morning after the stolen car he was driving was spotted by Montreal police officers.

He tried to get away, police say, but police were able to catch up to him after a brief chase.

He was reported missing from the prison March 1. He is expected to appear in court in St. Jerome Thursday to face charges related to his escape.

Lauzon was serving time for robbery and other offences.