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June 13, 2005

Albany-- Investigators say four Northwest Albany boys, ages 13 to 16, were out of school, and bored, and decided to break into homes and cars to get money.

Friday, a neighbor saw teens breaking into a house in the 1300 block of West Sixth Avenue, and one teen was caught.

Meanwhile, a man whose home was broken into on West Fourth Avenue Thursday caught a teen with some of his property, and turned him into police. That lead to the arrest of two other teens.

Investigators have linked them to burglaries at three homes near Slappey Boulevard on Fourth and Sixth Avenues last week, as well as a stolen car. They were taking anything they could sell for cash. "Clothing, change, especially, CD's, movies, something that you can sell quickly on the street," said Sgt. Carmelita Preston of the Albany Police Department.

Investigators say they do not think the burglaries were gang related, but they expect more arrests. The four teens are being held at the Youth Detention Center.

Police are asking people whose homes have been broken into, in the Fourth and Sixth Avenue areas around Slappey, to call them.

They have recovered a number of stolen items, and think these teens were involved in more burglaries that may not have been reported.


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