Two brothers, ages 16 and 17, were arrested, but their cohorts eluded capture, following a burglary at a Beaumont residence, authorities said Thursday.
The break-in was reported about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 11400 block of Armour Avenue, near Palmer Avenue, according to the Beaumont Police Department.
The agency said that witnesses in the neighborhood, which fronts the Tukwet Canyon Golf Club, called 911 saying multiple boys and young men were in the back of a residence, removing items.
Patrol officers converged on the location within a few minutes and discovered that the house had been forcibly accessed, according to investigators.
A 16-year-old motorist, identified only as a Perris resident, was located in a parked vehicle nearby and detained without incident. He was ultimately arrested on suspicion of burglary, according to police.
“The vehicle was searched, and officers located ski masks, gloves, narcotics and miscellaneous stolen items,” according to a BPD statement.
California Highway Patrol officers were requested to assist Beaumont officers in canvassing the area, searching for three additional suspects who fled just prior to police reaching the location. Authorities said none of the suspects could be found.
They were described as Black, between 16 and 20 years old, slenderly built, wearing sweatshirts with unknown brands on the back.
“The suspects removed an unknown amount of property from the victim’s home,” the police department stated.
Further investigation led detectives to the home of the 16-year-old boy taken into custody. Police alleged that the youth’s 17-year-old brother was connected to the break-in and was also arrested.
Both teens were booked into Riverside Juvenile Hall, police said.
Anyone with information was asked to contact detectives at 951-769-8500.