Police, neighbors stop group of teenage burglars in their tracks
Group of teenage burglars stopped in their tracks
Last Updated: 126 days ago
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Fast action by police, search dogs and neighbors stopped a group of teenage burglars in Southwest Bakersfield.
"Neighbors in the area saw what they thought was suspicious, some people loading a television and some other things into a vehicle," said Bakersfield police Sgt. Scott Thatcher.
Police say six teenagers broke into a house on Basque street, stole property and tried to drive away.
When police caught up to them a couple streets away, four boys jumped out of the moving car---identified as a silver Hyundai---letting it roll into a yard and crash into an electrical box.
Police arrested two girls who were still in the car.
Police locked down two nearby schools and searched every yard, where they caught another suspect.
Police recovered a stolen t.v., video game system, cell phone, clothes and a handgun inside the car, which also turned out to be stolen.
It's unknown if this group is responsible for other burglaries.
BPD crime stats show burglaries are on the rise.
Jumping nearly 16 percent since 2011.
Police have not released the identities of the suspects.
Only saying that they were in their teens to early 20s.
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