Three 17-year-old Ottawa men charged in west end swarmings

CFRA News staff

Three Ottawa teens are in police custody facing charges of robbery, attempted abduction and possessing dangerous weapons.

Ottawa Police say there were two separate incidents where a group of men jumped out of a approached and robbed men who were walking alone at 2:30 and 3:30 am May 18.

In both cases the victims were assaulted but not injured. One victim told police one of the men was carrying a firearm.

Police say they were called to investigate both robberies and while investigating the second they recognized the van was stolen and they arrested three 17-year-old men.

They're due to appear in court Friday May 23.

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