CLINTON — Three men were arrested Tuesday after they confronted a resident of a home on Cindy Blodgett Drive about a dispute over money, police said.

One of the men was armed with a loaded .45-caliber handgun, according to Clinton police Chief Stanley “Rusty” Bell.

He said officers responded Tuesday morning to the home on a report of an armed robbery. A man living there said he arrived home to find the men already there. One of them argued with the resident that they were owed money. The resident and the suspects were familiar with one another, Bell said.

The resident got into a car with his girlfriend, the confrontation continued and that’s when one of the men pulled out the handgun, Bell said.

The suspects ended up taking some property from the resident and drove away in a pickup truck. A state trooper a short time later spotted the pickup and stopped it on Route 100 in Benton, where the trooper was assisted by a second trooper and two Winslow police officers, Bell said.

The three initially were taken to the Winslow Police Department for processing and then transported to the Kennebec County jail. They face charges of burglary, robbery and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, Bell said.

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