Three charged with kidnapping

Tara Murray

Three people have been arrested over an alleged kidnapping at a Whittlesea property in July.

Police allege three people forced open the front door of a Whittlesea property about 10.30pm on July 29.

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.

Whittlesea Crime Investigation Unit detectives arrested an 18-year-old Lilydale man, a 24-year-old man from Warburton and a 36-year-old Doreen woman, who have all been charged with aggravated home invasion and kidnapping.

The two males have been remanded in custody.

All three will appear before the Melbourne Magistrates Court on December 8.