HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Three juveniles who broke into and burglarized a First Street convenience store -- two of whom tried to run from police -- have been taken into custody.
Early Monday morning, the juveniles -- a 12-year-old Hackensack resident, a 15-year-old from Wallington, and a 17-year-old from Elmwood Park -- smashed the glass window of Miss T’s Two and robbed $200 in change and $100 worth of cigars. While police were in search of the identified suspects, a police officer with the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department reported later that evening that he was in the company of three juveniles who had run away from an unnamed youth shelter.
While two of them attempted to run from cops, they were quickly apprehended following a brief foot chase through the streets, yards, and over a fence. A Hackensack detective was sent for treatment at a nearby hospital after injuring himself on the metal fence.
Police positively identified the juveniles after finding the $200 in coins and cigars, which were stashed in their pockets.
All three juveniles were arrested and charged with burglary criminal mischief and resisting arrest/eluding -- both acts of delinquency.
The juveniles were released to a family member pending a court hearing. The 12-year-old Hackensack resident was previously charged with delinquency earlier this month after burglarizing a car.