Youths arrested for break and enter

Three boys are in custody facing charges of breaking into the home of an elderly woman.

Three boys are in custody, facing charges of breaking into the home of an elderly woman.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said Friday the youths broke into the home on the Conception Bay South highway last Saturday night at 9:30 p.m.

The homeowner, 96, heard the noise and activated her Life Alert alarm.

According to an RNC news release, officers were on the scene in minutes and found the boys, but it took several days and some forensic work to lay charges.

The youths were charged Tuesday, and all three were held for court.