The incident took place at an apartment on St-Dominique Street between Jarry Street East and Guizot Street East.
The four suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of stolen goods after a brief altercation with the other resident, who Montreal police identified as an 18-year-old male.
“The young man screamed and the suspects fled. The 18-year-old resident grabbed one of the suspects,” said Montreal police Const. François Collard.
Collard said the female victim was taken to hospital to be treated for shock.
A police dog team was involved in the search for the suspects, who remain at large.