A fourth teen, a 16-year-old, pleaded “not true” to the charges, and he will have his trial at 9 a.m. Oct. 1 before Judge Kathleen Romans.
The Journal-News is not naming the suspects because they are under 18.
On July 16, the suspects allegedly entered a Middletown home in the 2200 block of Tytus Avenue, displayed guns and stole guns and jewelry, according to Middletown police. They allegedly demanded a juvenile in the home to open a safe where four firearms were stolen, according to a Middletown police report obtained by The Journal-News. Witnesses told police they heard one suspect tell the teen who lived in the house to open the safe or he’d be shot.
Maj. David Birk said police recovered three guns allegedly used in the burglary. No shots were fired inside the Tytus Avenue residence and no one was injured, he said. At least four people were inside the residence at the time of the burglary, according to the report.
Birk said police recovered jewelry and guns allegedly stolen during the home invasion. The guns belonged to the grandfather of the boy who lives on Tytus Avenue, police said.