Barrie Police say they have arrested suspects connected to a kidnapping that happened at a parking lot in the south end of Barrie.
On Sunday, April 17, just after 6:30 p.m., police responded to a report of a disturbance at a Commerce Park Drive parking lot.
Officers say they were told by witnesses that a man had exited a business and was assaulted and forced into an awaiting vehicle by three other men. They then fled the scene in the vehicle.
An investigation ensued and, with the assistance of police in the Greater Toronto area, detectives from the Barrie Police determined that the 26-year-old victim had been forcibly abducted, assaulted, and threatened over a period of time.
The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Police say two men, aged 35 and 32, from Mississauga, were arrested in late April and have been charged with multiple offences. They were both held for a bail hearing and have since been released from custody.
Both are scheduled to appear in Barrie court at the beginning of June.
Then yesterday, according to officers, a third suspect, a 23-year-old Toronto man, was arrested and charged with kidnapping.
He was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in Barrie court at the end of June.
Officers say this was a targeted incident and at no time was there a threat to public safety.
Feature image – file photo – Barrie 360