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Teens charged in business break-ins

By Nathan Hardin
nhardin@salisburypost.com
SALISBURY – Authorities nabbed two teenagers after a pair of break-ins near Faith Road Monday night.
Salisbury Police said a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old were taken into custody near Bendix Drive when the two were believed to have shattered windows at Aldi and RadioShack.
According to the report, the duo first broke a window at Aldi on South Avalon Drive about 8:30 p.m. Police said a large brick was found just inside the shattered glass.
Nearly two hours later the teenagers used a rock to break the glass at RadioShack and took about $100 in electronics, officers said.
Police reviewed surveillance tape and issued a description of the boys to officers in the area.
On nearby Bendix Drive, police found the two on bicycles with bookbags. Police said they tried to run, but were taken into custody.
Authorities used a police dog to track the boys and one of the teenagers was bitten. The report said the bite was “a minor abrasion” and did not require medical attention.
An arresting officer was also bitten in the affray. His ear required stitches, the report said.
Inside the bookbags, authorities found remote control cars and trucks, controllers and two sets of headphones.
Both teens were released into the custody of their parents. They are expected to be charged in juvenile court with breaking and entering, larceny and attempted breaking and entering.
Police are investigating the teens’ connection with other break-ins earlier this month, including two at Krispy Kreme and one at Flower Town, both on West Innes Street.
Officers responded to the latest Krispy Kreme break-in about 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Police said the suspect shattered a window with a rock. Nothing was reported taken.Contact reporter Nathan Hardin at 704-797-4246.

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