Roswell teens arrested for tools of entry

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ROSWELL, Ga. – Two young teenagers were arrested May 10 after allegedly trying to break into a Houze Road home.

Police were called to the area about a burglary in progress, with two suspects prowling around the home before getting into a maroon van.

Officers found the suspect vehicle in the parking lot behind the nearby St. Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church. With guns drawn, police had the suspects come out of the car and lay on the ground. The two suspects were 14 and 15 years old. Inside the van was a bag containing screwdrivers, gloves, wrenches and baseball caps.

Speaking with the original complainant, police learned her young son had intended to go out with the boys that night but had fallen asleep. The mother heard the suspects trying to wake her son and called police.

The boys were charged with driving while unlicensed, violation of curfew and possession of tools to commit a crime. They were released to their parents.