BRUNSWICK, N.Y. – Three people have been arrested for an attempted burglary, according to the Rensselaer County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities say that on Thursday around 2:30 a.m., a homeowner called 911, reporting that people were on his property and attempting to gain entry to his home.
Rensselaer County Deputy Sheriff's say two suspects were taken into custody at the scene, after they were found hiding in nearby bushes on the property. They say two other suspects fled the scene on foot.
According to authorities, one of the subjects reported his vehicle stolen, but later admitted he was a participant in the attempted burglary scene. He was taken into custody.
The homeowner allegedly found a "self-defense" pistol in the bushes behind his residence where two of the suspects had been standing, say the Sheriff's Office. They say the pistol fires less lethal pellets, but has the appearance of a Semi-Automatic Glock pistol.
Keith Hughes Jr., 18, Bryant John, 19, and Kyle Knox, have been charged with Attempted Burglary 2nd, and Criminal Mischief 4th.
Investigators with the Rensselaer County Sheriff's Office say they are still trying to locate a fourth suspect, identified as Luis Rosa, 17, of Troy.
If anyone has any information regarding Rosa's whereabouts, they are urged to contact Investigators at 518-266-1983 or the Tip line at 518-270-0128.