Teen Raiders Arrested After Lunch Break Break-In

Police arrested two 15-year-olds Monday afternoon after the teens took a long lunch break to burglarize a home near their North Seattle high school.

The homeowner heard someone running through his house shortly after 12:45 PM and spotted the teens fleeing down the street. The man hopped into his car found and confronted the two young men at 40th Ave Northeast and Northeast 113th Street.

One of the two teens bolted toward nearby Nathan Hale High School, but the other stayed behind with the homeowner, who called 911.

When officers arrived, the penitent young man returned several stolen Blu-Ray DVDs from his backpack and gave police the name of his partner in crime. Police went to the school and, with the help of school security officers, arrested the second alleged burglar. The second teen informed officers he had hidden a stolen laptop under a pile of pine needles in the yard of another home.

Police called the suspects’ parents before booking the boys into the King County’s Youth Service Center for investigation of burglary.