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Teen suspects nabbed in Duquesne burglary attempt

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 3:31 a.m.
 

Police in Duquesne are crediting a resident's call for foiling a burglary attempt by two teens.

Police nabbed a 14-year-old boy from East Liberty and a 16-year-old boy from McKeesport inside the attached garage of a home in the 400 block of Commonwealth Avenue at about 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

“A neighbor called after they saw two young men trying to break in to the residence,” said Duquesne police Chief Richard Adams, who noted the homeowner was at work at the time of the incident.

Police apprehended the juveniles inside the garage before they had gone into the rest of the house.

“Apparently they tried a porch window first,” said Adams, noting a set of bolt-cutters was found under the window.

Police believe the home was targeted at random. They said the homeowner did not know the suspects.

The teens were charged with burglary, forcible entry, criminal trespassing, criminal mischief and criminal conspiracy and taken to Shuman Juvenile Detention Center.

Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1966, or eslagle@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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