Three teenagers are arrested for allegedly trying to rob an elderly person.

Captain Ryan Turner with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office says the youths are accused of breaking into the 84-year-old victim's home around 8 a.m., forcing the victim to the floor while they ransacked the house. Detectives say two of the teenagers armed themselves with shotguns that belonged to the victim while they were searching the home.

Police say the suspects ran away when the victim's son got to the home, not knowing what was happening. But deputies were eventually able to catch all three suspects. Two of them were boys, one 15 and the other 16-years-old. The third teenager is Devone Jeanlewis, a 17-year- old.

Jeanlewis is in the Iberia Parish Jail. The two boys are in the St. James Juvenile Facility.