Two 13-year-old boys arrested in West Seattle burglary


SEATTLE - Two 13-year-old boys are in the Youth Services Center after a burglary Monday night at an apartment in Seattle’s South Delridge neighborhood.

 Police said that about 11:30 p.m., a man called 911 saying he had just confronted two teenage burglars inside his apartment in the 7900 Block of Delridge Way Southwest.  

 After the confrontation, the teens ran south out of the apartment.

 A few minutes later, an officer arrived in the area and saw two teenage boys matching the description provided by the victim get on a bus in front of the apartment complex.  The officer detained the two while other officers spoke with the victim.

 The victim told officers that he and his wife were asleep but awoke when they heard voices and saw flashlights inside the apartment.

   The victim told officers when he confronted the teens inside a guest bedroom, they told him they thought they were in their friend’s house. 

 The victim told the boys to get out and then called 911. 

 Officers said they discovered that the back window screen had been removed and the window opened. 

 The victims did a quick search of the apartment and discovered that an iPhone and iPod had been stolen.

 Officers brought the victim to the bus stop where he positively identified the two boys, who were then arrested and taken to the precinct. 

 Police said they recovered the stolen items during a search of the teens and also found what was believed to be marijuana and a hatchet from the teens.

   The boys were later booked into the Youth Services Center on burglary charges.

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