Male arrested and charged with possession of property obtained by crime, extortion

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Source: Brandon Police Service Media Release

On Tuesday morning, police received a report of a theft from a vehicle in the 1300 block of 1st St.  A set of golf clubs and an Apple device were stolen from the vehicle. In the afternoon, the owner of the vehicle had contact with someone using the Apple device, stating they could have their property back if they paid $500, and they were warned not to involve the police.  Officers did get involved and the property was recovered.  A 24-year-old male has been arrested and charged with possession of property obtained by crime, extortion as well as 3 counts of breaching release order.  The male will appear for a bail hearing this morning.