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Monday, February 18, 2013

Teenager arrested after home invasion, kidnapping in Quebec

Canada, Quebec - A 16-

year-old Ottawa boy was 

interrogated Saturday 

night about his potential 

involvement with a home 

invasion and kidnapping of a senior couple at gunpoint 

in west Quebec overnight. 

Quebec Provincial Police said two male suspects forced 

the couple out of their cottage in Bouchette, QC, near 

Maniwaki and used the couple's car to drive them to a 

barn in L'Isle-aux-Allumettes, near Pembroke. 

The barn was more than two hours away from the 

couple's cottage. 

Police said the suspects then tied the couple up. 

Police said both suspects wore a scarf around their face 

and one of them had a handgun. 

Both suspects spoke English, according to police. 

Police said the couple managed to untie themselves and 

escape from the barn when the suspects fled. They then 

flagged down a passing motorist who contacted police. 

Police found the abandoned vehicle around 9:30 a.m. 

Saturday in Pembroke. 

One suspect, a 16-year-old Ottawa boy, was arrested a 

short time later. As of Saturday night police are still 

searching for the second suspect. 

Earlier Saturday, police said one suspect was described 

as 18 to 20 years old, 170 lbs. and six feet tall. He was 

wearing a white and black coat and had an eyebrow 


The second suspect, police said, was thought to be 

about 20 years old, five feet seven inches tall, 150 lbs. 

and dressed in black. 

Police could not specify which suspect was still at large. 

Police said the man, who is in his 60s and the woman 

who is in her 70s were "quite shaken." 

Both victims were transported to hospital with minor 

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