Police say all five teens believed to be connected to a home invasion and armed robbery near Powder Springs last week have been arrested.

Cobb police confirmed that Verdeldric Ware, 18, of Marietta; Jah’von Hammond, 16; Thomas Poole, 16; Sarah Austin, 16; and America Lesesne, 16 have been arrested and are still in custody.

According to arrest warrants, only Austin and Lesesne were invited into the home on Glory Maple Trace, near Lost Mountain Park, between 2 a.m. and 2:25 a.m. on May 28 but entered with the three male suspects, including Hammond, who was armed with a handgun. The five then stole belongings from two people inside the home while holding them at gunpoint, the warrant states. The suspects later fled the scene in a vehicle, police said.

Arrest records show Austin, Poole and Lesesne were arrested on May 28, while Ware and Hammond were arrested June 4.

Each teen is charged with one felony count each of first-degree burglary by home invasion, aggravated assault with a weapon and armed robbery with a weapon, according to arrest warrants.

Ware is being held at the Cobb jail, while the others are being held at the youth detention center, according to Glenn Daniel, a spokesman for the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office. All five are being held without bond, Daniel said.

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Mike Nelson

Such proud parents!

Culver Johnson

What were they thinking? Entire lives ruined.

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