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updated: 4/10/2013 11:59 PM

Teens charged with burglarizing Waukegan boat facility

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    Juan Rojas

Daily Herald staff report

Two teens were charged with burglary after a police patrol sergeant caught them leaving a boat storage area in Waukegan with burglary tools and proceeds, authorities said.

Juan Rojas, 17, of the 1300 block of Cornelia Avenue and a 16-year-old boy were observed leaving Larsen Marine's boat storage facility, 625 Sea Horse Drive, by the sergeant around 10 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a news release.

The sergeant, who was in the area because the boats in storage had been burglarized in the past, confronted the two boys. They were arrested and taken to the Waukegan police station, where they both admitted to burglarizing numerous boats on Tuesday and in January, police said.

The 16-year-old was charged with two counts of burglary and transported to the Hulse Juvenile Detention Center. Rojas was charged as an adult with one count of burglary. He is being held at the Lake County jail on $25,000 bail.

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