SPD: 2 Male Juveniles Charged with Burglary of Seminole Business
Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:03 AM
A pair of male juveniles face third degree felony charges following their alleged involvement in an April 6 burglary of a north Seminole business.
According to a press release issued by the Seminole Police Dept. on Wednesday afternoon, the two subjects -- only identified as being 14 and 15 years of age and of Hispanic decent -- have been charged with one count apiece of burglary of a building. Due to the suspects being under 17 years of age, their names will not be released to the public, according to the press release.
Shortly before 4 a.m. on April 6, the Stripes Convenience store, located at 501 N. Main St., had one of its front doors broken out in the incident.
According to the report, the suspects are accused of stealing cigarettes and cigars from behind the store's counter.
"A surveillance video was obtained that showed two suspects (were) involved in the burglary," said Bernie Kraft, SPD Chief of Police in the press release.
On Tuesday, through further investigation by SPD officers, the two subjects were identified and taken into custody by SPD officers.
"Some of the cigarettes taken were recovered from each juvenile," said Kraft.
In the State of Texas, an adult individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the third degree "shall be punished by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for any term of not more than 10 years or less than 2 years," according to the Texas Penal Code. " In addition to imprisonment, an individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the third degree may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000."
Kraft, on Thursday morning, stated both juvenile male suspects were transported from the Gaines County Law Enforcement Center and SPD custody and booked into the Garza County Juvenile Detention Center in Post for their respective charges.