Two teenagers were arrested Wednesday for allegedly burglarizing the same Georgia home twice in one day.
Jarrell Bankston, 18, and an unidentified 16-year-old, both from Woodstock, were caught by a neighbor as they were attempting to break into a home on Braddock Circle, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.
Spokesman Jay Baker said the teens had burglarized the same home earlier that day and were trying to re-enter it when a neighbor spotted them.
The teenagers fled the scene when deputies arrived, but they were arrested a short time later, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Deputies recovered a backpack – believed to be taken from the home – two knives, a small amount of marijuana, drug-related objects and clothing.
Bankston was arrested and jailed in the Cherokee County Jail on a $21,499 bond. The 16-year-old was taken to the Regional Youth Detention Center in Marietta.
The teenagers face a slew of charges including burglary, theft by taking, criminal attempt to commit burglary and possession of marijuana.