ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — Three suspects are in police custody after an Attleboro home was broken into twice in the same morning.
Jaylen Ladue, 20, of Woonsocket, Asuriah Becote, 18, of Glocester, and a 17-year-old Providence boy were arrested Tuesday afternoon in Providence and charged as fugitives from justice.
Attleboro police said they first received a call around 4:15 a.m. about a house break on Peck Street. The two residents told police they had locked themselves in a room and were using video surveillance to watch the three suspects, who were in their basement. The residents said it appeared one of the males had a handgun.
The suspects ran off shortly after entering the basement, possibly because they realized that people were home, according to police.
Responding officers searched the area along with a Massachusetts State Police K-9 unit, but no suspects were found.
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Just after 11 a.m. Tuesday, the same residents called police and said they believed someone had again broken into their basement.
The suspects were gone by the time officers arrived, but police said they determined that two suspects had returned to the home and broke in again, with one apparently armed with a handgun.
After the first break-in, police started developing leads based on the suspects’ descriptions and vehicle they may have been using.
Providence police later spotted the suspect vehicle and pulled it over in the area of Douglas Avenue. After confirming the occupants were the three suspects in the house break, police took them into custody.
The 17-year-old was found to be in possession of a BB gun that resembled a semiautomatic firearm, so he was also charged with carrying a concealed weapon, according to police.
Attleboro detectives are working to obtain arrest warrants for the home invasion. Police said they determined the residence was targeted since the suspects were trying to steal marijuana.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Attleboro Police Department by calling (508) 222-1212.