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9-year-old, 12-year-old caught in attempted Waterloo business burglaries

9-year-old, 12-year-old caught in attempted Waterloo business burglaries

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WATERLOO – Two youths were detained after a burglary alarm sounded at two businesses Thursday night.

Officers detained two Waterloo boys, ages 12 and 9, on charges of attempted burglary.

According to police, officers were sent to Nate’s Auto, 1821 Commercial St., for an alarm at about 10:49 p.m. Thursday. Then a second alarm came at 11:03 p.m. about three blocks away at Black Hawk Rental, 324 W. 15th St.

Officers discovered broken glass and found the youths nearby between Washington and Jefferson streets, according to police. They were charged in connection with the Nate’s Auto case.

Authorities continue to investigate two other business burglaries from earlier in the week.

On June 9, officers were called to an alarm at SNT Fireworks, 194 W. Mullan Ave., but didn’t find anyone inside and didn’t notice any broken glass, according to police. An employee noticed the break-in the following morning and determined cash and fireworks had been stolen. The intruder had entered through a bathroom window, police said.

Another burglary was reported on Tuesday, this time at Metro Transmission and Auto Repair at 326 W. 10th St. Someone had entered through a window and took keys.

No arrests have been made.


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