Three underage teenagers were arrested after an attempt to break into a Redwood City home Thursday was interrupted by the homeowner, Redwood City police said. Just before noon a resident in the 1000 block of Arlington Road reported that two boys had been in his backyard and had attempted to pry out a rear sliding door, police said. The victim, a 72-year-old man, confronted the two boys and they fled on foot.
Arriving officers immediately found one of the suspects and detained him while a perimeter was established around the neighborhood to search for other suspects, according to police. Another neighbor told officers there were three suspects total: two boys who entered the backyard and one who acted as a lookout. After the neighbor provided descriptions of the at-large suspects, officers were able to find the two others, and took all three into custody.
The man was not injured in the attempted burglary, Redwood City police Lt. Sean Hart said. The three did not manage to take anything from the home, he said. The trio — two 15-year-old Redwood City boys and a 16-year-old boy from Newark — were booked in San Mateo County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of attempted residential burglary and conspiracy, according to Hart.
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