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April 7th 2018 Media Release

April 7th 2018

Last 24 Hours..................

Suspects Arrested in Theft of Vehicle and Robbery

The investigation into a robbery and theft of vehicle reported on April 5th has ended with the arrest of three suspects on Friday.  On April 5th at 1:15 a.m., a man reported his vehicle was  stolen and he was robbed of money from his bank account and other items.  The man attended to a residence on Cornell Bay at the request of an acquaintance to bring coffee for some other acquaintances.  At the residence, he was threatened by two males, one with a knife and the other with an axe and held briefly in a closet.  The two males then took the victim in his vehicle to an ATM where one of the suspects entered the bank to remove money from his account.  The victim was able to distract the other male in the vehicle and run away and contact police.  The two males left in his vehicle, which was recovered later on Cornell Bay.

The Criminal Investigations Unit conducted an investigation, identified the suspects and on Friday afternoon the following suspects were arrested…. 

A  21 year old woman from Brandon is alleged to have planned the robbery and was arrested and charged with Robbery with a Weapon, Forcible Confinement, Extortion, Assault with a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.  She was also wanted on a warrant for Breach of Probation and Failing to Attend Court.

 A 19 year old man and a 22 year old man, both from Brandon, were arrested and are charged with Robbery with a Weapon, Forcible Confinement, Extortion, Assault with a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Possession of Stolen Credit Card, Wearing a Disguise with Intent and Theft of a Motor Vehicle.

All three will appear in court on Saturday morning.

A second woman, a 24 year old from Brandon, was also arrested for Possession of Property Obtained by Crime as she was found in possession of property taken from the victims vehicle. She was released to appear in court in May.

Recovered Stolen Vehicle

A 2005 Chevrolet Yukon reported stolen on April 4th was located on McDiarmid Drive.  The vehicle will be examined by the Forensic Identification Unit and then returned to the owner.

Impaired Driving

At 2:15 am, a vehicle was stopped after making an illegal U-turn at 20th St and Richmond Ave.  The driver struck the curb as the vehicle stopped for police.  The driver displayed signs of intoxication and failed a roadside test.  She was transported to BPS and provided breath samples twice the legal limit.  The accused, a 21 year old woman from Brandon was lodged at Brandon Correctional Center and will be released for court later in April when she is sober.

Mischief to Property

A female youth was arrested for Mischief to Property under $5000 after she damaged several items including the water main in the foster home where she resides.  The repair of the damage is believed to be more the $4000.  The accused was arrested and will appear in court in May.

Other Arrests

Four people were lodged for Breach of Peace.

One person was arrested for Driving while Disqualified and will appear in court in May.

Three people were arrested on an endorsed arrest warrants and released to appear in court in May.

Released authorized by

S/Sgt B. Brown

NCO i/c D Platoon

204  729 2345

Anyone with information on any unsolved crime is asked to call Brandon Crime Stoppers at 204-727-(TIPS) 8477, www.brandoncrimestoppers.com or by texting BCSTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637).  Crime Stoppers pays up to $2000.00 cash for information that leads to the solution of a crime.

CRIME STOPPERS 204-727-TIPS

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