Robbery With a Firearm, BPS looking to identify and locate 3rd suspect

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Brandon Police Service Media Release

At approximately 6:00 p.m., Police responded to a residence on Cornell Bay after receiving a report that three males broke into the residence and one of the males had a small handgun. Police arrived and the residents were outside holding the door preventing one of the suspects from leaving. The other two suspects fled prior to Police arrival. Investigation determined that one of the suspects showed up at the residence and was known to at least one of the tenants. This suspect was allowed into the residence and pulled out the handgun. The other two suspects then forced their way in with both wearing masks. Once inside the residence, one of the other suspects brandished a hatchet and began damaging items including a television. The three suspects then began taking items including an Xbox, electronics, jewelry, cell phone and a guitar. The 20-year-old male suspect who was being held inside the residence was arrested for Robbery While Armed with an Offensive Weapon, Mischief to Property and Wear Disguise with Intent. Police then attended a residence in the 1500 Block of 22nd Street and located the male suspect who was originally allowed into the residence. A search recovered a loaded handgun and jewelry taken during the robbery. The 24-year-old man from Brandon was arrested for Robbery Using a Firearm, Pointing a Firearm and Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition. Both arrested suspects were lodged at the Brandon Correctional Center and are scheduled to appear in Court on Wednesday. Investigation continues in order to identify and locate the third male suspect. There were three victims inside the residence with no injuries sustained.