Teens try to rob Wilmington home

By Michelle Provencher 8:38pm, June 25, 2013 - Updated 8:07am, June 26, 2013
"To search for people to rob" is why, Wilmington Police are saying, two teens met up armed with a handgun early Tuesday morning.

Investigators say a 68-year-old resident on the 400 block of West 26th St. heard a knock at the door around 2:30 a.m. Through a peephole in the door, he saw the two juveniles on the porch concealing their faces.

According to police, the senior citizen yelled at the suspects through the closed door and they took off on foot. He then phoned police.

The 16- and 14-year-old suspects were tracked down by police nearby.

City police say the 16-year-old had a .22-caliber handgun in his pocket, and say the gun was allegedly stolen.

The 16-year-old was committed to the New Castle County Detention Center in lieu of $60,000 bail.

The 14-year-old was committed to People's Place on $25,000 bail.

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