MASSACHUSETTS (OCN) — There was a old man from Nantucket. He and two island men are facing armed robbery charges today in Nantucket District Court after they allegedly used a stun gun and brandished a handgun during a confrontation on an island street Wednesday.
The alleged victim told police that one of the men struck him with the stun gun during the robbery on Essex Road, Nantucket police Lt. Jerry Adams said.
Adams declined to release any information on what was taken from the alleged victim.
The stun gun brushed the jacket of the alleged victim and did not injure him, Adams said.
On Thursday the Nantucket Police Department’s special operations unit arrested Emmet Dacey, 19, in connection with the robbery during a search of his Essex Road home, Adams said. While the search warrant was being executed, state police Trooper Kevin Bates spotted brothers Michael and John Kittila walking near Dacey’s home and caught up with them on Bartlett Road with Nantucket police officers.
The men were arrested for the robbery after a brief scuffle, Adams said.
Dacey is charged with armed robbery, intimidation of a witness, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (stun gun) and possession of a Class E controlled substance.
Michael Kittila, 21, is charged with armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (handgun) and resisting arrest. John Kittila, 22, is charged with armed robbery, illegal possession of a stun gun, assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.
The men are scheduled to be arraigned today in Nantucket District Court, Adams said.