Suspects in custody after Scottsdale home invasion

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Robbie Jay Johnson Jr. on left and Cole Austin Lewallen (Provided by Scottsdale Police Department)

Two suspects are in custody after a home invasion in Scottsdale on Monday, Aug. 3.

At 7:30 a.m., a 12-year-old Scottsdale resident was home alone when the two suspects, Robbie Jay Johnson Jr. and Cole Austin Lewallen, broke-in and burglarized the residence, according to a report provided by the Scottsdale Police Department.

The resident heard a knock at the front door but did not answer it. The two male adults then entered the backyard of the residence and attempted to break into the home, the report states.

The boy hid in a closet inside the home and called 9-1-1, according to police. As Scottsdale police officers responded to the residence, the boy remained on the phone with the dispatcher.

The two suspects were contacted by officers as they exited the home, stated the report. Johnson was taken into custody at that time, while Lewallen fled on foot through neighboring backyards, according to police.

Shortly after, Lewallen was located and apprehended by a police K9 in a backyard several houses away, stated the police report. He was treated and released at the hospital for injuries sustained during the arrest. The boy was unharmed.

Both suspects are in custody and being charged with multiple felonies, according to police.

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