WATCH: Officers with the Halifax Regional Police and RCMP Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are trying to piece together a bizarre case. One that saw a 25-year-old woman being forcibly confined and landed three teenagers in police custody. Global’s Natasha Pace reports.
HALIFAX – Police say three teens are in custody in connection with a case of forcible confinement and theft in the Halifax area.
Police say a 25-year-old woman was leaving a store in Porters Lake yesterday when two armed men forced her into her vehicle.
The woman was ordered to drive to a home in West Chezzetcook, where police say the suspects tried to enter, but couldn’t get inside the residence.
RCMP Sgt. Al LeBlanc said the pair then left the scene in the woman’s car, which was later found behind a grocery store in Porters Lake.
Police did not say what the suspects were looking for at the home.
“Based on what we know at this time, it does not appear that this was a random act,” LeBlanc said.
The Mounties say the victim wasn’t hurt.
Investigators with the Halifax Regional Police and RCMP Integrated Criminal Investigation Division spent much of their day at 55 Pondicherry Crescent in Dartmouth. They could be seen bagging evidence inside the home and searching the property outside.
Police say a 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old were arrested at the home earlier Tuesday.
A 16-year-old boy was also arrested without incident and later released. Police say they are looking for a third suspect.
A damaged black Hyundai Tiburon car was parked outside the home in Dartmouth. Natasha Pace/Global News
A damaged black Hyundai Tiburon car was parked outside the home in Dartmouth.
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A damaged black Hyundai Tiburon car was parked outside the home. LeBlanc confirmed it is connected to the incident, but would not say how.
The vehicle was towed away for further examination.
Police say the case is still in the early stages and are asking for help from the public.
“If people were in the area of Porters lake last night, near the Superstore, if you noticed anyone suspicious or anyone unusual, we would like those people to call police,” LeBlanc said.
– With files from Natasha Pace, Global News