MANATEE — A man called deputies after he saw two 200-pound juveniles — one tall and one short — try to pry open his back door on the lanai using screwdrivers, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.
The teens had knocked on the front door at first at about 12:40 p.m. Saturday and when no one answered, they tried to break in through the back of the residence in the 5300 block of Creekside Trail in Bradenton.
The intruders soon noticed the man watching them from inside his residence and fled in a bronze Ford Crown Victoria with a driver waiting. The man was able to contact authorities and give them the car’s tag information.
The vehicle was located shortly afterward in the 5500 block of First Avenue Drive Northwest. Deputies believe the teens are responsible for other burglaries in the area.