Teen arrested for attempted burglary; 2 remain outstanding

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MARICOPA, Ariz. – Police arrested a teenage boy allegedly involved in an attempted robbery in Maricopa and are looking for two additional suspects who managed to flee the scene.

City of Maricopa police were called to West Costa Blanca Drive Sunday just before 2 p.m. in reference to a three juveniles who were knocking on door and ringing doorbells in the area.

Officers were also notified a second call had been made reporting the three juveniles were in a neighbor’s backyard and had allegedly thrown a brick through a bedroom window.

While police were en route to the neighborhood one of the homeowners retried a handgun from his house and fired two shots at the individuals. The teens reportedly jumped over a brick wall and fled.

Officers searched the area and located a 14-year-old nearby. He had sustained a non-life-threatening wound to his back, believed to have been caused by one of the bullets.

The teen received medical treatment on scene and was booked into the Pinal County Juvenile Detention Center where he faces one count of attempted burglary, one count of criminal trespass and one count of criminal damage to property.

Police are searching for the other two teenaged suspects. The first one is described as white male between 16 and 19 years old with an average build and straight dark hair. He stands about 5 feet 8 inches and was last seen wearing a white shirt and black shorts.

The second outstanding suspect is also a white male between 17 and 19 years old with an average build with sandy brown hair. He stands about 5 feet 9 inches tall and was last seen wearing a white shirt, black shorts and a hat.

Anyone with information on this attempted robbery or the whereabouts of the outstanding suspects is asked to call Maricopa police at 520-316-6884 or Silent Witness at 520-316-6900.