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This morning, at approximately 10:21 a.m., the South Gate Police Department (SGPD) arrested two male juveniles, ages 15 and 17, who were spotted exiting a residence on 10500 Kauffman Avenue.
“We received a call from a resident that saw two suspicious subjects walk to the rear of a residence,” said Captain Keith Hupp of the SGPD. “The caller saw them walk up the drive away and did not see them exit.”
The suspects are believed to have entered through side window of the residence and are accused of attempting to steal a video game console and jewelry.
The SGPD found the alleged stolen goods inside their backpacks.
“Officers were able to get ahold of the owner, who came from work and identified the [stolen] property,” said Capt. Hupp.
The SGPD would not identity the names of the suspects. State law provides juveniles with stronger privacy rights then adults. However, the SGPD did tell Patch that both were believed to be from Cudahy.
The SGPD also admitted to Patch that this burglary was stopped successfully because of the caring resident that made the call.
“They are in custody because of the alert neighbor,” said Capt. Hupp. “Otherwise we would have never caught them.
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