Police arrested two teen boys early this morning for taking part in BOTH a residential burglary on Friday and in an attempted robbery of a grocery store early this morning in Salinas, police said.
At about 11:40 p.m. on Friday, Salinas police received a report of a residential burglary in the 1100 block of Cheshire Way, about two blocks from Natividad Creek Park, officers said.
A neighbor who saw the group of suspects near the home described them as juveniles, but could not provide specific descriptions, police said.
At about 1:40 a.m. this morning, police received a report of a group of juveniles who attempted to steal alcoholic beverages from a Safeway grocery store on Constitution Boulevard, located about two blocks from the scene of the reported residential burglary, according to police.
One suspect was briefly detained by a security guard at the grocery store, but broke free and escaped.
At about 7:15 a.m., police were dispatched to a small park at the intersection of Bradbury Street and Nantucket Boulevard on a report of an intoxicated juvenile, police said.
When police officers arrived at the intersection, four to five people began running from them.
During a search of the area officers captured a 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy, according to police.
The others in the group got away, however all of the stolen property taken during the burglary on Cheshire Way was found under a play structure where the group had been gathered.
One of the juvenile suspects admitted to taking part in the burglary as well as the attempted theft from Safeway.
Both boys were booked into Monterey County Juvenile Hall.
Salinas police officers are still working to identify the other suspects.
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