Teens With Brass Knuckles, Pepper Spray Attempt to Rob Hartford Home: HPD

Two teens carrying brass knuckles and pepper spray attempted to rob a home in Hartford on Wednesday. 

Hartford police responded to Beacon Street at 12:45 a.m. for a reported burglary.

The resident told police they heard male voices and immediately called 911. 

Responder officers were able to detain the two boys who had gained access to the home through the first-floor window, Hartford police said. 

The suspects, a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old, had had several items they took from the home, including the resident's car keys, according to police. 

Police also found the teens were carrying brass knuckles and pepper spray.

Leonardo Ramirez, 18, of Hartford, was charged with home invasion, possession of a dangerous weapon, larceny and criminal attempt of larceny. 

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