Two Ottawa men and a Gatineau, Que., man are facing numerous charges following a gunpoint robbery at a home in Peterborough on Monday morning.
According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 6:30 a.m., officers responded to a reported break and enter and a gunpoint robbery involving three men at a home on Dublin Street.
Officers, including members of the emergency response team, were deployed to the home, however, the three suspects were gone.
However, a short time later, officers on patrol located the suspects in the area of Park and Sherbrooke streets. They were arrested without incident. During a search, officers seized 96 grams of fentanyl and more than $6,000 in cash.
Ramzi Whalie, 28, and Hans Hazel, 20, both of Ottawa, and Erick Jean-Pierre, of Gatineau, Que., were each charged with:
- robbery using a restricted or prohibited firearm
- possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking — opioid (other than heroin)
- breaking and entering with intent to commit an indictable offence
- possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5,000
They were each held in custody and are scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Tuesday.