Three men facing charges following attempted armed robbery in Muskoka
Three men are behind bars following an attempted armed robbery and police chase in Muskoka.
The OPP was called on Tuesday evening after three men allegedly tried to rob a group of victims in a car on Muskoka Road 118, near Brackenrig Road. Two of the suspects got into the victim’s car and demanded cash. At the same time, a gun was fired but nobody was hurt. The two suspects in the victim’s car, and the third suspect in his own car, then started driving towards Highway 11 when one of the victims called 911.
Bracebridge OPP pulled the vehicle over on Highway 11 near Holiday Park Drive. The two men in the victim’s vehicle took off on foot. One was arrested immediately, but another had to be tracked down with help from the canine unit. He was found hiding in a forest and suffering from hypothermia, and was taken to hospital for treatment. His tracks crossed the highway and it was shut down for about half an hour while police and the canine unit searched for him.
The third man in the other vehicle had continued driving on Highway 11 northbound but was eventually stopped by police on Bonnie Lake Road.
Police have arrested 29-year-old Mitchell Jarvis, 27-year-old Nicholas Jarvis of Gravenhurst and 35-year-old Jermaine Duffus of Mississauga. All three men are charged with robbery with a firearm and appeared in Bracebridge court today. Police say more charges will likely be laid as the investigation continues.
With files from Taylor Ablett.