May 14, 2014 2:08 pm

Teens accused of kidnapping friend, forcing him to commit robberies

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HALIFAX – Three teens from the Halifax area face charges after they allegedly kidnapped another young man and ordered him to commit robberies.

The RCMP say the 19-year-old victim was arrested Monday after he walked into a convenience store in Windsor, N.S., and told the clerk he was being forced to commit a robbery and to call police.

Sgt. Anthony Pompeo says the kidnapping was not random and the victim was friends with the three suspects.

The victim was not hurt and is not facing any charges.

Pompeo says the man was forced into a car in the suburb of Lower Sackville earlier in the day and threatened with violence if he didn’t break into a home on Sackville Drive.

The break-in was cut short and the four men fled in the car when a witness called police to report the crime.

That’s when they drove to Windsor, about 45 kilometres away.

Police say Brandon Lee Burneau and Nicholas Tyler White, both 19, and 18-year-old Brandon Charles Murphy face charges of kidnapping, robbery, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and break and enter.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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