Armed Men Steal Items from Pleasant Hill Home

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By Rachel Begle

PLEASANT HILL, Iowa (AP) - Three juveniles have been arrested in connection with an armed burglary in a Des Moines suburb.

The Des Moines Register reports a husband and wife were watching television Saturday night when five men entered the home through a basement window and crept upstairs.

Officer Adam Choat says two men armed with handguns ordered the couple to the floor while the others searched the home.

They found the couple's teenage son upstairs and also ordered him to the floor.

They left the home with less than $200 cash, cellphones, a tablet computer and other electronics and three bags of Halloween candy.

The suspects were caught because a Polk County Sheriff's deputy remembered encountering them at a gas station shortly before the home invasion.

They face first-degree burglary charges.
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