Two Shakopee boys were arrested after witnesses saw them carrying a television from a home on the 700 block of West Fourth Avenue.
The boys, aged 13 and 14, knew the previous owner of the home and knew that the owner no longer lived in the house, said Shakopee Police Chief Jeff Tate.
"They knew there would be no one in the home," Tate said. "This is not a random act."
The incident unfolded the evening of Friday, Nov. 30 when witnesses, two neighbors and a utility worker, observed the boys outside the house. They then saw them leaving the house with a television. When confronted, the boys dropped the television and hid in bushes, where they were later found, Tate said.
Shakopee Police arrived and arrested the boys for second-degree burglary, theft and damage to property at 6:38 p.m.