More teens arrested in burglary ring

Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Seven more teen-agers were arrested this week and accused of participating in a burglary ring that operated in Anchorage over the last three months.

The arrests bring the total number of teen-agers charged in the case to 16. Youths in the group have been linked to 18 burglaries, four vehicle thefts and one armed robbery, Anchorage police spokesman Ron McGee said.

Last week police arrested eight boys, ages 16 and 17, and a girl, 16. This week's group is all boys, ages 15 to 17. They were taken to McLaughlin Youth Center. Police are not releasing their names because they are juveniles.

The burglars operated during the day in South, West and Northeast Anchorage, police said. They would knock on a door and, if no one answered, kick it in. They were after cash, guns, jewelry and electronic equipment, McGee said.

''We've recovered some of it,'' he said. ''We're not sure where all of it has gone.''

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