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LAWRENCEVILLE - Three Loganville men and two juveniles are sitting in jail after police said they kicked in a man's door and tried to rob him at gunpoint Friday morning.

John Al Harris, 21, Jeremiah Remyto Lanier and Daniel Julius Olbert, both 18, are charged with armed robbery in the incident, which authorities said happened about 12:30 a.m.

According to reports, the five suspects went to the Ryland Avenue residence armed with a shotgun, rifle and small handgun. Police spokesman Cpl. David Schiralli said they forced their way in the door and demanded money.

"At this time, it is believed that the suspects knew the victim and thought he was in possession of a large amount of cash," Schiralli said.

An ensuing struggle between the male victim and one of the suspects ended when the shotgun discharged, reports said, and all five suspects ran to a nearby car.

The vehicle was spotted by a Snellville police officer a short time later, police said, and all five suspects were taken into custody without incident.

Schiralli said all three weapons allegedly used in the robbery attempt were found inside the vehicle.

The victim received minor injuries in the struggle and was treated and released from an area hospital, according to reports.

Harris, Olbert and Lanier are being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Jail while the two juveniles are being held at the Regional Youth Detention Center.