Teenagers Arrested for Home Invasion in West Frankfort
WEST FRANKFORT -- Three teenagers have been arrested for a weekend home invasion in West Frankfort.
It happened early Sunday morning at a home on East Poplar Street.
The residents told police that someone knocked on their door just after 3 a.m. Sunday. When they opened it, two people with bandanas covering their faces forced their way inside and demanded money. Police say one of the intruders had a knife and the other had a handgun.
According to police, a man living at the home was able to disarm the pair and they fled.
On Monday, officers arrested a 15-year-old from West Frankfort and a 16-year-old from Carbondale for the crime. Police say Gene A. Caraker, 17, of West Frankfort, has also been charged in connection with the home invasion.
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