Two teenage boys were arrested Saturday after allegedly attempting to shoplift clothes, and one was arrested on suspicion of possessing a loaded gun and cocaine, San Leandro police said. Officers arrived at a store, located at 15555 E. 14th St., around 5:30 p.m. to respond to a call that a theft suspect was fighting with store security, said Lt. Jeff Tudor.
Security officers told police that the suspect had attempted to steal a jacket and left the store, and when store security attempted to stop him he became combative, according to Tudor. Store security guards had to physically restrain him, Tudor said. Police were also told that the suspect was with another suspect who was still inside the store.
Police discovered he had two shirts concealed in his pants. Officers also noticed he was walking with a limp, and after searching him further, discovered he was carrying a revolver. He was also carrying a small amount of cocaine, police said.
The 17-year-old suspect was arrested on suspicion of possessing a loaded firearm and cocaine, as well as on suspicion of petty theft, police said. The other suspect, 16, was arrested on suspicion of petty theft. Both were taken to Juvenile Hall in San Leandro.
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