3 teenage boys arrested in attempted Wilton Manors home burglary

Cops: Homeowner witnesses 3 boys at his front door, ringing doorbell


WILTON MANORS, Fla. – Three teenage boys have been arrested in connection to an attempted New Year's Day home burglary in Wilton Manors.

Police responded after 9 a.m. New Year's Day to a residential burglary that was in progress in the 2600 block of Northwest Sixth Terrace.

While inside his home, the homeowner witnessed three teenage boys at his front door, continuously ringing the doorbell while lowering their heads to avoid being identified, police said.

One of the teens entered the backyard, looked through a bedroom window and had a window punch tool in his possession, according to Wilton Manors police.

When the teens noticed that the resident was home and on the phone, they fled north. Police said a perimeter was established and officers at the scene determined the teens never entered the house.

Officers found and stopped three boys matching the description provided for them in the 2800 block of Northwest Ninth Avenue, at which time the trio were positively identified as the suspects, according to police.

The three boys, two of whom are 16 years old and one 15 years old, were arrested and taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center on charges for burglary - occupied dwelling, loitering or prowling, and possessing burglary tools with the intent to use.

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