Two teenagers were arrested in connection with a spree of vehicle burglaries and a residential break-in, Anaheim police reported Monday.
The 16- and 17-year-old boys, whose names were withheld because they are underage, were booked into Juvenile Hall on suspicion of 12 attempted thefts from vehicles, four successful thefts from vehicles, a residential burglary, an attempted theft with a credit card and a completed theft with a credit card, police said.
The thefts and attempted thefts occurred between 2 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Oct. 16. Investigators said video surveillance from Ring security systems, which made the rounds on the Neighbors app, helped catch the suspects.
An officer called to a theft of jewelry from a vehicle at Canyon Auto Wash at 8285 E. Monte Vista on Oct. 16 recognized the suspect descriptions were the same for similar crimes reported that morning in the area, police said.
After the surveillance videos made the rounds on the app over the next few days, police received a tip naming one of the suspects, and subsequently identified the boy’s alleged accomplice, police said.
Police noted that the suspects are accused of targeting a number of vehicles that were unlocked, prompting investigators to remind car owners to lock their doors.
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