Two juvenile males from Los Angeles were arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of burglary, said Manhattan Beach Police Sgt. Scott Combs Thursday.
The 16- and 17-year-olds were found about 7 minutes after MBPD arrived on scene in the 700 block of Anderson St. after a home's burglar alarm had been triggered.
Police continued to search the area for additional suspects, but found none, he said.
Neighbors reported seeing the two suspects in the home, later identifying them for police.
The incident began around 8:58 p.m. When police got to the scene, they determined there was a burglary in progress and set up a perimeter with assistance from Hermosa Beach and El Segundo police. An MBPD K9 team aided in the search.
The first suspect, who was found alone, told police he was the only person involved, said Combs. Alert neighbors reported otherwise and police found a second suspect hiding in a backyard in the 700 block of Poinsettia Ave.
The suspects gained entry to the residence by breaking a glass ground-floor bedroom window and exited via a back sliding glass door, said Combs. They had ransacked the home and stacked items by the back door to quickly gather them when leaving.
Items from the home were found in the backyard where one suspect was taken into custody.
Inclement weather prevented a helicopter from aiding in the search, said Combs, who noted that police did "a systematic search" to ensure there were no outstanding suspects.
Both juveniles are on probation, he said.