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updated: 6/2/2014 6:44 PM

2 Aurora teens charged in string of car burglaries

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Two Aurora teens were charged after multiple car burglaries happened on Aurora's far east side during the Memorial Day weekend, Aurora police said.

The teens, ages 16 and 17, who are not being named because they are juveniles, were arrested at about 8 a.m. Memorial Day after homeowners on the 1100 block of Cumberland Drive called Aurora police to report two people sleeping in a retention area behind their home.

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Police discovered numerous stolen items in the suspects' backpacks lying in overgrowth nearby.

The suspects told police they walked down several blocks and entered vehicles that were unlocked, taking items like electronics, money and other valuables, police said.

The juveniles were charged with burglaries from the 2000 block of Union Mill Drive, the 2700 block of Cavalcade Court, 1900 block of Gardner Circle East, and the 2300 block of Highwood Court.

The total value of items taken Memorial Day weekend equals $780.

Police say the suspects had several items that were not reported, leading detectives to believe they stole from other cars, as well.

Anyone missing items should stop by Aurora Police headquarters, 1200 E. Indian Trail, or call the nonemergency telephone number at (630) 256-5000.

The pair were referred to Will County Juvenile Court authorities and released to their parents.

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