Two teenagers were arrested Monday afternoon in connection to a residential burglary in the 31000 block of Las Flores Way in Thousand Palms.
Deputies with the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Department were called to the scene around 1 p.m. after witnesses saw two suspects running from the home. Deputies found some of the homeowners stolen property nearby when they arrived, according to the release.
After searching the area, deputies found two teenagers sitting behind a home near the 31000 block of Arbol Real. The teens ran away for a second time and were able to evade police temporarily.
The Palm Desert Station Burglary Suppression Unit was called to help deputies search the area. Deputies were able to recover the remaining stolen property and found one of the suspects, a 17-year-old Hispanic male.
He was arrested at the Arbol Real address for possession of the stolen property, according to police. The search continued and just before 5 p.m. a K9 unit located a 16-year-old Hispanic male who was also wanted in connection to the burglary.
The 16-year-old was arrested for burglary and was booked into the Riverside County Juvenile Hall in Indio. The sheriff’s department said both teens are residents of Thousand Palms.
The victim’s recovered stolen property included money, jewelry, collectable coins, and electronics with an estimated value of $15,000. The Burglary Suppression Unit was also able to recover a shotgun and a high-power rifle that are presumed stolen, deputies said in the release.
The investigation is ongoing and deputies are reaching out to the public. anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Barros with the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station at 760-836-1775.