An 18-year-old Lowell man and a 14-year-old youth were arrested Friday in connection with breaking into a home belonging to an elderly man and his sister Aug. 31, police said.
Nizaah Cormier and the teenager, whose name was not released because of his or her age, were charged with aggravated burglary, two counts of aggravated burglary on a person over 60, and larceny of a motor vehicle, Lowell police said in a statement.
Another juvenile was identified as a possible suspect, and police are looking for the youth in connection to the incident.
The man and teenager allegedly broke into the Lowell home on Fifth Avenue Aug. 31 through the front door, awoke and assaulted the elderly brother and sister, and demanded money, police said.
The suspects fled the house without taking any money but stole the siblings’ car before leaving the scene. The car was later found.
Police said the investigation is ongoing but said it appears to be an isolated incident.
“Superintendent Kelly Richardson praised the efforts of patrol officers and detectives in identifying and apprehending the suspects,” police said. “The Superintendent also expresses thanks to the public for the cooperation and support received by the department during this investigation.”Katie Camero can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @camerokt_