Two youths aged 16 and 17 from Albion Park Rail have been charged with attempting to break into a house in Kiama Downs.
Police allege the youths entered the rear yards of four adjoining homes on North Kiama Drive on Thursday.
They then allegedly entered the rear yard of a home further up the road and walked into the home through a rear sliding door.
The alarm was activated, and the youths fled the scene.
Shortly after, the two were located in the vicinity and arrested before being taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station and charged.
They will appear before Port Kembla Children’s Court in late April.