Two teenage boys were arrested this morning on suspicion of attempted burglary.
Neighbours called police to Essex Road in Leyton, by the junction with Greg Close, at 1.30am after seeing two youths with a bicycle acting suspiciously.
One of the youngsters was then seen climbing a fence and trying a shed door while the other appeared to act as a lookout.
Officers at the scene arrested a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old.
They remain in custody.