Police: Teens taped themselves stealing presents

Police: Teens taped themselves stealing presents

November 19th, 2009 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

UPPER DARBY, Pa. - A suburban Philadelphia police chief says two teenagers are being held after officers arrested them and found video recordings they made of themselves burglarizing homes.

Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood told reporters Wednesday that the 15- and 16-year-old boys "terrorized the neighborhood" with their burglaries and added a bizarre twist with the video recordings.

Chitwood says in one of the homes they unwrapped Christmas presents and stole electronic games. He says they can be heard on the video remarking that Christmas came early for them.

Police say they had just set off a burglar alarm when officers caught them on the street with backpacks full of around $1,000 worth of stolen goods, mostly electronics.

They're being held in juvenile detention.