On Aug. 17, East Prince RCMP responded to the call at a residence in Albany. The homeowner reported that several people in masks and carrying weapons entered his home, assaulted him and made off with a large sum of money.
Due to the severity of the crime, the Mounties’ Major Crime Unit was called in to investigate. Over a three-month period, police identified the five suspects who have since been charged with several offences, including robbery.
Charged are Dustin Noonan, 20, Nathan Noonan, 19, Alexander Payne, 20, and 21-year-olds Lyle MacDougall and Joseph Dugay.
Noonan will go to trial on Dec. 11, while the remaining four appeared in court on Nov. 29. Their cases were adjourned until Jan. 3, 2013 for pleas.