Three juveniles suspected in 11 burglaries

April 05, 1997|By Eric Siegel | Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF

City police announced yesterday that they had cracked a Northeast Baltimore burglary ring comprised of three juveniles who robbed their neighbors when they should have been attending middle school classes.

Police charged an 11-year-old with 11 burglaries in the Idlewood section of the city and were waiting yesterday for his alleged cohorts -- 13-year-old and 14-year-old brothers -- to turn themselves in.

Jewelry, power tools, video game systems and cash valued at an estimated $10,000 was found stashed in the homes of the suspects or buried in their yards, police said.

The burglars would show up at their homerooms at Chinquapin and Hamilton middle schools long enough to be counted jTC present, then they would leave and break into the homes of their neighbors, Wagner said.

Last month, police caught an 11-year-old breaking into a house. He admitted to 10 other burglaries and identified friends as accomplices, police said.

A search of the teen-age brothers' house yesterday turned up stolen goods, police said.

Pub Date: 4/05/97

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