SHREWSBURY, Mass. - Three Marlborough men are in custody after they were accused of attempting to burglarize a Shrewsbury man’s home on Nov. 10 and threatening the occupant.
James Campbell, 20, Joseph Campbell, 17, and Robert Hitrik, 24, were arraigned at Westborough District Court Tuesday on charges of defacing/damaging property; armed burglary; conspiracy; and threatening to commit a crime.
According to police, on Nov. 10 at 12:24 a.m., Shrewsbury Police received a call for an attempted breaking and entering in progress at 1 Rice Ave. The caller said the perpetrators were attempting to force their way through the front door of his home.
The suspects then drove off toward Boylston on Route 70. The suspects were stopped on Route 140 by Boylston Police a short time later.
According to police, the victim knew one of the suspects. The victim told police the suspects were there to collect $2,000, and that they threatened to kill him while trying to force their way into his house.
Shrewsbury Police took the victim to where the suspects were stopped in Boylston, and he identified the three, who were then placed in custody.
Shrewsbury Police Offciers Nicholas Perna and Chad Chysna made the arrests.