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Teen burglars rob school of cash, cellphone, snacks, police say

November 29, 2011 |  8:02 am

Two teenage burglars who robbed a Palmdale school were greeted by deputies waiting to arrest them as they walked out of a classroom carrying stolen goods, authorities said Tuesday.

The 17-year-old boys hopped a fence at Palmdale Learning Plaza just after 6 p.m. Saturday and broke into two classrooms, using rocks to smash the windows and a stick to open the doors from inside, investigators said.

The teens stole cash, a cellphone, a pocketknife and even snacks from the classrooms, storing them in a rolling basket they discovered in a storage closet.

“Most of the crimes committed up here are not worth it,” said Deputy Dan Wolanski of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in Palmdale. “They usually don’t get much, especially from schools.”   

After the teens were booked for investigation of burglary, they were turned over to their parents. They face possible probation or time in juvenile camp, authorities said.

School officials placed the damages at $1,000.


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