Three arrested for Whittlesea kidnapping

Whittlesea Crime Investigation Unit detectives have arrested three people over the alleged kidnapping of a woman in July.

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Police allege three people forced open the front door of a Whittlesea property about 10:30pm on 29 July.

The offenders allegedly overpowered a woman, tied and blindfolded her before forcing the victim into the boot of a car.

The victim managed to untie herself and escape from the vehicle.

Police have arrested three people in relation to the incident.

An 18-year-old Lilydale man, a 24-year-old man from Warburton and a 36-year-old Doreen woman have been charged with aggravated home invasion and kidnapping.

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The two males have been remanded in custody while the female has been bailed.

The trio will appear before the Melbourne Magistrates Court on 8 December.

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