With most people sheltered in their homes during the day in East Boston amid the COVID-19 pandemic one would think would-be-robbers would take a hiatus from breaking into homes.
However, for two juveniles from Roxbury the fact there are more residents are at home and keeping a close eye on the neighborhood didn’t seem to matter last Wednesday afternoon.
Just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6 officers from District A-7 station arrested the two juvenile males after responding to a call for a breaking and entering in progress in the area of 154 Lexington St.
While on the way to the scene police were told that the suspects had made entry to the home through a first-floor window and were found by the homeowner inside a second-floor apartment. The suspects then fled on foot with the victim in pursuit.
Officers arrived on scene and secured one of the suspects, later identified as a 17-year-old male from Roxbury. Additional responding officers were able to locate the second suspect, later identified as a 16-year-old male from Roxbury, in the area of 125 Trenton St.
Both suspects were placed in custody after being positively identified and will appear in Boston Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Breaking and Entering (Residence).
According to police documents residential burglaries, or B&Es, are up by two when comparing January, 2020 through May, 2020 with the same time period last year. In 2019 there were 18 B&Es during that time period compared to 20 that have occurred so far this year.