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Teenage boys arrested in break-ins, thefts

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Two teenage boys have charged with 35 offences in connection to a series of break-ins and thefts involving vehicles and garages.

One is 17 and the other is 15. Both are in custody.

Between June 13 and July 12, numerous break-ins and thefts occurred in the District 3 area involving vehicles and garages.

The incidents are as follows:

June 13th-15th – vehicle broken into, 300 block of Atlantic Avenue

June 14th - vehicle broken into, 300 block of Atlantic Avenue

July 10th – Mountain bike stolen from an unknown location

July 12th – Cellular phone stolen from vehicle – unknown location

July 12th – Garage broken into, 300 block of Matheson Avenue – shotgun and case stolen

The stolen shotgun was hidden in the area by the suspects and later recovered by officers.

July 12th – Garage broken into and a garden tool was stolen

July 12th – Garage broken into, 400 block of McAdam Avenue – two vehicles damaged and cash stolen

July 12th – Garage broken into, 400 block of Matheson and two vehicles were rummaged through

It was during the latest incident when the homeowner heard suspicious activity coming from his garage and observed the two suspects hiding inside. Police were notified and responded immediately.

Both suspects were arrested and taken into custody. It was at this time several stolen items were recovered.

 

 

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