LANCASTER – Wednesday morning, members of the Lancaster Station Burglary Suppression Team arrested two 16-year-old boys suspected of burglarizing 10 homes within the past two weeks.
The burglaries occurred in the area of 17th Street East and Lancaster Blvd.
While reviewing reports, Burglary Suppression Team members noticed a pattern of activity common to the burglaries in the area. Specifically, the burglar was entering the back yards of the victims’ homes and then forcing entry through windows.
Leads were developed in the case and a suspect was identified.
Wednesday morning, the primary 16-year-old suspect was located and arrested. The teen confessed to committing the 10 burglaries and identified a second 16-year-old friend who was receiving the stolen property – mostly small electronics.
The second teen was located and arrested; and during a search of his home, several items of property stolen during several of the burglaries were recovered.
The primary suspect was detained at Sylmar Juvenile Hall. The second teen, accused of receiving the stolen property, was released to his parents. The investigation is ongoing.
(Information via news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.)