MBPD Captures Alleged Burglars in Hill Section

The incident Wednesday night brings police out in force when a burglar alarm is sounded.

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.

Liz Spear April 05, 2013 at 08:39 PM
GMT: If you're referring to my comment, you've missed the part where Chris T. took exception to the description of the white male who is wanted for robbing an MB bank.
Carlos Rodriguez April 05, 2013 at 10:55 PM
Good points by Chris T. Our community is best served if all crimes are reported on an equal basis.
Indira M. Montejo Lamas April 05, 2013 at 11:07 PM
"MB Eye Witness News". "MB Breaking News"; next day, later: "Developing News". The impirtancy of et al: the varmint was (is) apprehended, end of the story.-
Christina Y April 06, 2013 at 06:37 AM
Thank You Liz for reporting what our local news papers don't!
Liz Spear April 06, 2013 at 11:52 PM
Thanks for saying, Christina! I try to keep up with this kind of news! BTW: Anyone who ever has something they'd like me to look into, police action and otherwise, should email me at liz.spear@patch.com. I do keep up with my twitter account but email is more easily accessible for me. Question for MB Patch readers: What type of stories would you like to see?


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