BRANDON, MB - Two of three men, one with a gun who forced their way into a Brandon home were arrested by police, and the search is on for the third suspect.
Police responded to a home on Cornell Bay after receiving a report that three males broke into the home and one of the men had a small handgun. When police arrived at the home the residents were outside holding the door closed preventing one of the suspects from leaving.
The other two suspects took off before police arrived. Police said they determined that one of the suspects showed up at the home and was known to at least one of the tenants. This man was allowed into the home, but pulled out the handgun once inside. The other two suspects then forced their way in. They were both wearing masks. Once inside the home, 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 home was arrested for Robbery While Armed with an Offensive Weapon, Mischief to Property and Wear Disguise with Intent.
Brandon Police then went to a home in the 1500 Block of 22nd Street where they found the suspect who was originally allowed into the home. Police did find 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.
Police are working to identify and locate the third male suspect.