Police arrest three over Whittlesea kidnapping

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

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.

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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