A woman and two men were convicted earlier this week in connection with a violent 2021 robbery in Port Sydney.
Appearing in a Bracebridge court, Collin Pike-Fournier, 25, of Scarborough, Joseph Degrace, 22, of Oshawa and Rebecca Jones, 29, of Pickering all pled guilty to various charges.
Court heard that the victim had been invited to a party for his birthday, and a vehicle with several people picked him up and brought him to an Airbnb in Port Sydney.
At one point the victim became engaged in a dispute over drugs with Pike-Fournier, who began punching him in the head. Degrace then became involved, hitting the victim in the head with a 9 mm handgun that he had on his person. He then put the gun to the victim’s head and asked Pike-Fournier whether he should kill the victim. Pike-Fournier told Degrace not to.
The victim was then strip searched by Degrace to ensure he had not taken any drugs. His belt and phone were taken from him and he was thrown out of the house.
The victim contacted police from a nearby store and told them what had happened, and that the parties had left the Airbnb in a car.
The police caught up with the suspect vehicle on Highway 11 in Bracebridge and found three people inside. Police also found a loaded 9 mm handgun and 11 rounds of ammunition, 9 g of methamphetamine, 133 g of powder cocaine, 30 g of fentanyl, 168 tablets of oxycodone and more than 1,300 methamphetamine tablets.
Pike-Fournier pled guilty to assault causing bodily harm. Jones pled guilty to possession of cocaine, and DeGrace pled guilty to several charges including robbery.
All three are set to be sentenced at a later date.
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