Police arrested two teenagers after investigators say they were thwarted by two women while they were burglarizing their home.
On Tuesday, a mother and her daughter returned to their home in Birmingham Township around 2:50 p.m. When they entered the house, police say they were approached by two gunmen wearing handkerchiefs over their faces. As the armed suspects pointed their weapons at them, police say one of the women managed to break free, run outside and call 911. Investigators say the gunmen fled from the home before police arrived.
When police arrived, they discovered the suspects had stolen several items from the house, including two .357 magnum handguns, electronic equipment, jewelry, coins and a trashcan. Police also found a damaged first floor window that appeared to be the point of entry for the suspects.
Chester County Detectives and Birmingham Township police officers searched the area and later found the suspects, identified as Daniel Walston, 17, and Alexander Granger, 18. Police say they found the teens inside Granger’s home, which is only 150 yards away from the burglarized house. Granger’s mother granted police permission to search the home, according to investigators.
Police say they located the stolen items inside the home and arrested the two teens.
They are both charged with robbery, burglary, conspiracy and other related offenses.