TV-carrying teens arrested in Warner Robins burglary

bpurser@macon.comApril 25, 2014 

WARNER ROBINS -- Two teens are accused of burglary after they were seen running from behind a Westcliff Circle home near Houston Mall on Wednesday afternoon carrying a TV, police said.

A 15-year-old boy was charged with burglary, first-degree participation in a criminal street gang and obstruction of an officer, a Warner Robins police news release stated.

Also, a 16-year-old boy was charged with burglary, according to the release, issued Friday.

The 15-year-old was also charged with theft by receiving stolen property in connection with an April 15 burglary at a Westcliff Circle residence where a Nintendo Wii was stolen, the release stated.

Officers responded to a 2:46 p.m. call of suspicious activity behind the Westcliff Circle residence.

They were told the teens with the TV ran into a nearby apartment complex.

A teen opened the door at an apartment but immediately closed it when he saw the officers, according to the release.

However, the homeowner agreed to have the residence searched, with officers discovering the TV and the Nintendo Wii reported stolen from the Westcliff Circle residence.

In the search of the home, police say the teens became “combative” with the officers. The 15-year-old began shouting gang-related statements and attempted to coerce others to fight the officers, the release stated.

The teens were taken into custody after a brief struggle. Both have extensive arrest histories, the release stated.

Anyone with more information about this incident is asked to contact Warner Robins police detectives at 478-302-5380.

Tips may also be submitted to Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at 478-742-2330.

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