Victim calls police from Windsor store, three arrested
Three Lower Sackville men have been arrested in relation to an alleged kidnapping on May 12.
At approximately 1:30 p.m., Halifax RCMP responded to a break and enter incident in progress at a residence on Sackville Drive. Upon arrival at the scene, information was received from witnesses that a vehicle had just left the area. The break and enter was unsuccessful.
At approximately 6 p.m. that day, Windsor RCMP contacted the Lower Sackville detachment to advise they had a man in custody for the attempted break and enter reported earlier in the day.
Preliminary investigation revealed that earlier in the day, a 19-year-old man had been forced into a vehicle on Metropolitan Drive in Lower Sackville by three men and ordered to break into a home in Lower Sackville.
The three men were threatening violence if the suspect did not comply.
The break and enter was interrupted by a witness. The victim and the three men then travelled to Windsor, where the victim agreed to rob a store. Once the victim entered the store, he told the clerk to call police, indicating that he had been coerced into committing a crime involving a business.
The investigation, led by the RCMP General Investigation Section, resulted in the arrest of an 18-year-old man at his Lower Sackville residence on Monday evening and 19-year-old man in Lower Sackville at approximately 1 p.m. May 13, both without incident.
The last man, an 18-year-old suspect from Lower Sackville, turned himself in to police on May 13.
Brandon Charles Murphy, 18, Nicholas Tyler White, 19, and Brandon Lee Barneau, 19, all from Lower Sackville, remain in custody and are facing a multitude of charges including kidnaping, robbery, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and break and enter.
The victim was not charged. This was not a random act and the victim and suspects were known to each other.
The investigation is continuing.