FARMINGTON — Police arrested three Shiprock teenagers early Thursday morning in connection to a burglary and an attempted burglary at two Farmington convenience stores
The three boys, ages 14, 15 and 17, were charged with commercial burglary, attempted commercial burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary in connection to two break-ins at 7-2-11 convenience stores, according to a Farmington police news release.
Because they are juveniles, police did not release their names.
At 3:55 a.m. Thursday, Farmington police discovered the convenience store at 901 Schofield Lane had a damaged glass door. They then found a broken door at the 900 E. 20th Street store as officers checked other 7-2-11 stores.
An investigation found the suspects attempted to break into the Schofield Lane store but were unsuccessful. They broke into the 20th Street store and stole store merchandise, according to the news release. No money was reported stolen.
A Farmington police officer who had seen video surveillance from the break-ins spotted the suspects at a McDonald's at 2215 E. Main Street around 5:30 a.m. According to the release, the officer noticed the subjects smelled of alcohol and one had cuts on the back of his hand.