Police: Teens arrested trying to break into occupied home

SEATTLE -- Two 16-year-old boys were arrested Sunday morning while trying to break into an occupied home in Beacon Hill, according to the Seattle Police Department. Police believe the suspects, as well as a third teen who escaped, could be responsible for a string of recent burglaries.

According to police, the victims were at home in the 5400 block of 18th Avenue South when three teens started knocking on their door and ringing their doorbell around 9 a.m.

The teens reportedly surrounded the house, and one of them started looking through the victims' sliding glass door. According to police, the teen at the sliding door hit it with something until it cracked.

Officers arrived and arrested the teen who had damaged the sliding door when he tried to get back to the trio's car. The other two teens ran, and one was arrested after a brief chase, according to police.

Both teens were booked into the Youth Services Center for investigation of attempted burglary.

The gold Honda the teens had been driving was impounded. According to police, it has been used in a number of burglaries in South Seattle.

Officers were unable to find the third teen.