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Two burglary suspects arrested

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Crime > They are accused of burglarizing four vehicles in WR

By Tris DeRoma

They would have gotten away with it, if it were not for the dead flowers.
Police arrested two local suspects, John Michael Romero, 19, and Sam Newell, 18, on three counts of aggravated burglary of a vehicle, two counts of larceny (fourth degree felony), one count of misdemeanor larceny, one count of conspiracy and receiving/transferring of stolen property Wednesday.
According to court documents, the suspects are accused of burglarizing four vehicles in the White Rock area. The crime spree started in the late hours of Feb. 13 and continued into the morning of Feb. 14.
They probably would have gotten away with it if it were not for the fact that they trampled someone’s flower bed in the process of their crime spree.
When the victim of the alleged umbrage checked the footage on a surveillance camera to see who the culprit(s) were, the identities of the alleged car thieves were revealed as they were caught in the act.
According to court documents, the two apparently took many things of value from the vehicles, including a handgun, an expensive pair of prescription sunglasses, earphones and loose change.
On Wednesday, the two suspects were taken into custody after they both confessed to the Valentine’s Day spree.


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