Three arrested in Bradenton home invasion

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BRADENTON, Fla. - At approximately 3:36 a.m., officers of the Bradenton Police Department responded to the 400 block of 22nd Avenue West to investigate a 9-1-1 call concerning a Home Invasion Robbery.

When officers arrived they located three suspects, two of which were armed with handguns, in the front yard of the incident location. All three were taken into custody without incident. Two of the suspects were determined to be adults and the third was a juvenile.

The suspects forced their way into the residence and demanded money from the victims. While the suspects were still in the residence a 9-1-1 call was made by one of the victims. When the victims told the suspects that they didn't have any money, the suspects left.

Investigators later determined that the there was a fourth suspect that fled the scene prior to the officers arrival. None of the victims were injured.

Mr. Johnny B. Edwards, arrested on home invasion robbery and burglary. Mr. Julius T. Lang Jr., is charged with home invasion robbery. The juvenile was also arrested and charged with home invasion robbery, burglary and possession of Marijuana.

Anyone having information with regard to this case is asked to contact: Bradenton Police Detective Freddy Ordonez at 941-932-9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call Crime Stoppers (toll free) at 1-866-634-8477 (TIPS) or send an anonymous E-Tip through the web at