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Juveniles Caught Burglarizing Bikes

LaGrange Police have arrested two young teens on felony burglary charges after they were caught on video stealing a pair of dirt bikes.

Tuesday morning about 10:13 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 200 block of Jefferson Street in reference to a Burglary.

Officers arrived and spoke with the victim, who reported that someone had stolen a pair of dirt bikes from a shed in his back yard.

Due to previous incidents, the victim had set up a security video system in place which police were able to review and discovered evidence of the burglary.

Police say the video showed thee black males entering the shed about 8 a.m. through the back door. Officers were able to identify one of the suspects a 14-year-old juvenile neighbor of the victim. Another male with long hair climbed over two fourwheelers to reach the dirt bikes, while a third male moved items around in the shed to make room in order to remove the bikes out rear door.

The three subjects then left the area with the dirt bikes leaving in the direction in which they came. No other items were taken from the garage.

The dirt bikes were described as a red and white Honda CRF 150R, valued at $1,500, and a green and white Kawasaki KX 6500, valued at $1,700.

Police were later able to positively identify two of the suspects as the aforementioned juvenile neighbor and another 13-year-old child.

Both juveniles were arrested and later issued juvenile citations for Burglary – Non-Residence (Felony).

The third suspect has not yet been identified by police.