PORT ORANGE, Fla. —The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said a group of four teens are responsible for nine burglaries near Port Orange.
According to deputies, Casey Mason, 18, and his 17-year-old accomplice would commit the burglaries and Liza Button, 18, and her 16-year-old accomplice would drop off and pick up the two teen men.
Deputies caught the men after a 66-year-old woman was awakened early Monday morning by a commotion in her kitchen and sent her 76-year-old husband to investigate. He found two young men in the kitchen and yelled at them to get out, deputies said.
Officials said they caught the two teen men near the home in the 2700 block of Autumn Leaves Drive.
The teen men are accused of breaking into eight cars in the Spruce Creek Fly-In community near Port Orange and the Autumn Leaves Drive home.
They originally denied stealing the items deputies found on them, but eventually confessed, deputies said.
The male teens are charged with armed burglary of an occupied residence, car burglary and grand theft. Deputies said they had knives on them when they had broken into the Autumn Leaves Drive home.
The female teens are charged with principle to armed burglary of an occupied residence, principle to car burglary and principle to grand theft.
The two 18-year-olds were booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach. The juveniles were booked into Volusia Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Daytona Beach