Two juveniles were arrested Saturday night after an alert resident notified police that a group of juveniles had entered and were trying to steal a Honda Pilot in the 1500 block of Albright Avenue just off West Webb Avenue.
When officers responded, they found the group of four about a block away. Each fled on foot, but officers were able to detain and identify two of the four.
The two have been identified and are both juveniles, according to the police. Thus their identities are not being released to the public.
One juvenile was in possession of a 9mm handgun, according to police. As a result of this investigation, police say they also found stolen property (cell phone), the weapon seized, and a vehicle theft was likely thwarted.
Police were especially appreciative of the community member who “Saw something and said something.” Police have emphasized in recent days that the police department alone cannot stop the spate of violence the city is experiencing, but that the public help is essential.
Now is the time for increased community actions, according to police, adding that tips help solve and stop crime. Tips can be made the following ways:
- Submit a tip on the newP3 Tips App
- Submit a tip on the website org
- Call Crimestoppers at 336-229-7100 (Anonymous)
- Tips can also be directed to the Burlington Police Department at 336-229-3500
See earlier coverage of assistant police chief Brian Long’s report to the city council on the status of investigations into shootings across the city this past summer: https://alamancenews.com/police-continue-to-seek-publics-help-with-gun-violence-in-burlington/