LANCASTER – Three local teenagers – ages 14, 15, and 16 – were arrested Tuesday for allegedly taking part in a burglary ring that carried out at many as 10 burglaries in Lancaster, authorities said.
In connection with the arrests, authorities recovered approximately $30,000 worth of stolen electronics, including computers, game systems, televisions and DVD players.
The following is the press report from the Lancaster Station:
Lancaster Station received a call [around 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14] of a “disturbance” at a gas station located at 5th Street East and Avenue K in Lancaster.
When the deputies arrived, they detained three juveniles who were responsible for the disturbance.
During the detention, the deputies quickly realized that the trio matched the description of three suspects who had committed a burglary a few hours earlier.
During a search of the Juveniles, the deputies found several pieces of jewelry and other items that had been reported stolen during the earlier burglary. All three juveniles were arrested and taken to Lancaster Station, and the case was immediately assigned to Lancaster Station’s Burglary Suppression Team.
On Wednesday morning (Aug. 15), the team obtained search warrants for each of the juvenile’s homes. During the search of the homes, the team recovered a large amount of stolen electronic items, including computers, game systems, televisions and DVD players. The stolen property was valued at approximately thirty thousand dollars.
The investigation is ongoing, but so far, the Burglary Suppression Team has been able to link some of the stolen items to five recent residential burglaries and believe the three juveniles may be responsible for as many as ten burglaries in the city of Lancaster.