An 18-year-old Minnesota teenager and his 17-year-old accomplice were arrested May 12 on suspicion of burglary after they allegedly broke into a Bloomington residence the night before to steal electronics. Police state they were able to apprehend the two teenagers after the 18-year-old reportedly left his cellphone at the scene.
According to a police spokesperson, the homeowners left their residence on Humboldt Avenue around 7 p.m. on May 11. When they returned to their residence a few hours later, however, they discovered the door to their house standing ajar and realized that someone had entered their residence through the home’s detached garage.
Although the homeowners were able to identify that several items were missing including, an iPad, jewelry, cellphone and Xbox, they also realized that they had in their possession a cellphone that they didn’t actually own. A crime technician from the Bloomington Police Department was reportedly able to discover the name of the owner of the cellphone and through the homeowner’s ability to track the location of their own cellphone through remote access on a computer, police were also able to determine that the homeowner’s cellphone was in a residence on the same block as the house of the homeowner.
The 18-year-old was subsequently arrested after police executed a search warrant on his home. The 17-year-old accomplice was also located and placed under arrest on May 15.
Burglary charges can have serious consequences such as extended jail time for a defendant if they are convicted of their crimes. A Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer may be able to work with a defendant and help to provide them with a strong legal defense during the difficult legal process.
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