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Police: Shakopee Teens Seen Burglarizing Home

A witness confronted the boys as they left the home carrying a television.

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.

 

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matt lehman December 07, 2012 at 01:06 AM
This is a perfect example of how the residents watching out for one another, being the eyes and ears for police, make our city better. Neighborhood watch is the best value for the money to make shakopee safer. As a City Council Member, I commend these citizens for stepping up and watching out for the larger neighborhood, nice job!!!

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