Two middle school juveniles admitted to breaking into two Denmark-area businesses and trying to enter three more, said Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown.
The boys, brothers enrolled at Southeast Bulloch Middle School, are ages 11 and 13, he said.
In the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 25, Bulloch County sheriff's deputies responded to an alarm at 67 Antique Mall on Highway 67 and found that someone had forced their way into the building, destroying security cameras, he said in a statement released Tuesday.
Further investigation revealed someone had also entered Sally Mae's Kitchen, a restaurant adjacent to 67 Antique Mall.
Nothing was reported taken.
Bulloch County sheriff's Investigator William Sims responded and gathered evidence, canvassing the area but finding no suspects or suspicious vehicles, Brown said. But over the period of a few days, he investigated further and identified the two juveniles. After questioning them at school, Sims placed them under arrest.
The boys then admitted to trying to break into three area convenience stores: the TimeSaver on Highway 67, the Enmark on Highway 46 and the BP Station on Highway 46, he said.
The boys were each charged with two counts of burglary and three counts of criminal attempt to commit burglary. They were processed at the jail and turned over to their mother, he said.
The cases will be handed over to the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office, Brown said.
Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to contact Sims at (912) 764-1767.