PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - An alert neighbor is credited with helping catch two teens who police say burglarized two apartments in broad daylight Tuesday.
Jan Clark with the Portsmouth Police Department said officers were called to the 400 block of South Street after a caller reported hearing suspicious noises coming from an adjacent apartment.
The caller contacted the building maintenance office and an employee went with the caller to investigate the noise. Clark said they discovered the rear door of an apartment was kicked in and damaged and the front door open.
The 67-year-old resident was not home at the time.
According to Clark, a trail of evidence led officers to two teens on County Street. Both were detained and officers found several items belonging to the apartment along the path the teens took.
Further investigation revealed a second burglary scene at another apartment. The victim was also not home at the time of the incident.
All property was recovered and returned to the victims.
The teens, ages 16 and 17, were arrested and charged with two counts each of burglary, grand larceny, destruction of property and larceny with the intent to sell. Both were turned over to the Chesapeake Detention Center.
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