ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies and detectives caught and arrested three Lemon Bay High School boys for burglarizing RJR Convenience Store, located at 3725 South Access Road in Englewood East late Wednesday night.
A witness called CCSO at 11:18 p.m. and said she saw suspicious males wearing hooded sweatshirts walking around the business and they attempted to hide as she drove by. A detective responded and saw two subjects at the rear of the business and called for backup; CCSO K9 and Aviation also were called out to assist.
A deputy arrived and saw a subject running and another get into a maroon older car and fled the scene. The deputy spotted a subject and gave commands to lie on his stomach but he refused. After several warnings and no cooperation, the deputy drive stunned the suspect who finally complied and was arrested. The first suspect identified as a 16-year-old from Rotonda West. Detectives learned the others involved wer both 15-year-olds and both were from Englewood.
The store owner arrived and provided surveillance video which showed the 16-year-old and the others outside. The juvenile smashed the front door glass and entered the building while the others stayed outside. The owner said his business has been burglarized multiple times recently.
All three boys were transported to the Charlotte County Jail at 7 a.m. this morning after questioning. And all three were charged with felony Burglary. The 16-year-old was additionally charged with Resisting an Officer. That juvenile and one of the others have previous felony burglary charges. All three were booked and then released to their parents. The investigation continues.