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LAKEWOOD, OH (WOIO) –

Three thugs tossed in jail after a terrifying home invasion in Lakewood.

It happened around 12:30AM Thursday morning on Elbur.

Police tell 19 Action News three Cleveland men armed with a gun entered the home through an unlocked window.

The homeowner, who was asleep on the couch, was tied up while the suspects ransacked her home.

The homeowner was able to free herself and fled to a neighbors home where she called the Lakewood Police Department.

Responding officers found the suspects had fled the scene. All three were subsequently arrested in the surrounding area.

The weapon used and property stolen was recovered.

Additional property recovered led the officers to an unreported burglary they had committed on Lake Avenue earlier in the evening.

19-year-old Darrick Jones, 19-year-old Robert Harder, Jr. and 21-year-old Erick Stewart II are now behind bars.

Lakewood Police Department Detectives are continuing the investigation into these and other possible crimes committed by these suspects.

In an effort to protect yourself and your home from burglars, CLICK HERE for tips from police.

http://www.19actionnews.com/story/15687403/thugs

Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News

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