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posted: 10/18/2012 11:41 AM

Victim chased them to area near police station

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Two teenagers from Joliet were arrested Wednesday in North Aurora, accused of burglarizing a car.

North Aurora Police Deputy Chief Scott Buziecki credited a "quick response and good teamwork by officers."

At 9:18 a.m. Wednesday, a man walked into the lobby of the police station, 200 S. Lincolnway (Route 31), to report his unlocked vehicle had been burglarized in the 100 block of Overland Drive. He had chased two suspects to the area of Route 31 and Airport Road, near the station, when he lost them, according to police.

At 9:27 a.m., an officer saw the two suspects in a field underneath ComEd transmission lines west of Route 31 and south of John Street. They saw the officer, and ran off into a tree line, according to police. But with the help of other officers, one was arrested at 9:34 a.m. near Kingswood Drive and Cherrytree Court, and the other was arrested a minute later in a field behind 150 S. Lincolnway.

Police said the two had stolen a cellphone, keys and loose change out of the victim's car.

The 14-year-old boys were charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor resisting a peace officer.

They were turned over to their parents.

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