3 teens arrested in one of two home invasions

MOULTRIE — Two people reported being the victims of armed intruders recently. And three teenagers were apprehended for one of the invasions after a police dog led the way to a suspects house.

Anthony M. Green, 17, of 1413 First Ave. N.E., a 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy were each charged with criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Moultrie Police Investigator Cpl. Dave Underwood said the three teens allegedly went to a house on Lynn Street and kicked in the kitchen door about 8:45 p.m. Friday. One of the three was carrying a shotgun and another had a handgun, allegedly to rob the homeowners at gunpoint, the police report stated.

The home’s owner, Ronald Rogers, heard a noise and ran into the kitchen to see what happened, Underwood said. When Rogers saw the three intruders, he confronted them and they fled.

At the time of the incident, an officer with a canine was called to the scene, and the dog picked up a scent. The officers followed the dog to Green’s house on First Avenue Northeast. A search of the house allegedly turned up evidence connecting the three to the attempted robbery, and they were placed under arrest.

Green was taken to Colquitt County Jail while the 16-year-old 15-year-old were taken to the Moultrie Police Department before being turned over to their parents.

In a second robbery, a Colquitt County sheriff’s deputy was called to a house on Circle Road about 9 p.m. Thursday. The deputy met with Victor Perez, who stated two black males came into the house and robbed him at knife point.

The two robbers stole $200 cash from Perez, and he had two cuts on his left arm from the incident. He described one robber as wearing all black, and the other wore a black T-shirt and green shorts. One of them had a lot of hair on his head while the other was bald with an earring in his left ear, and both men had goatees.

Perez did also tell the deputy he was intoxicated at the time of the robbery, and he could not remember his home address at the time of the report, the police report stated.

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