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Stamford Police Charge Two 15-Year-Olds In Car Break-Ins On Christmas Eve

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STAMFORD, Conn. — Two 15-year-old city residents have been charged in connection with a rash of car break-ins on Christmas Eve after they were apprehended with stolen items, Stamford police announced.

The car larcenies were reported in the Strawberry Hill/Hope Street area on Dec. 24, police said.

At 12:30 a.m. Christmas morning, an officer saw two young black males trespassing and acting suspiciously behind a home on Schuyler Avenue, police said. When he confronted the two, they both attempted to walk off, police said. The officer quickly detained them and determined that they do not live at that residence and they were arrested on a trespass charge, police said.

During a search, proceeds from several car break-ins from the area were discovered in their possession, police said. Both juveniles were charged with trespass. The juvenile who possessed the stolen items was charged with third-degree burglary and sixth-degree larceny, police said. He was additionally charged with interfering with police and tampering with evidence when he attempted to take back the money from the officers as they were seizing it, police said.

The investigation into the spree of car break-ins is ongoing, police said.

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