Marvell Parkinson, 18, and a 17-year-old boy were arrested by Polk County Sheriff’s Office for burglarizing an empty Lake Wales, Florida, home.
A witness noticed that two suspects were at the back of her neighbor’s home on Friday around 1.45pm on Beverly Drive.
They ran when they noticed her but were taken into custody.
According to the deputies, the 17-year-old suspect had a window punch in his pocket.
He told them that they had walked through the neighborhood until they located a house that had not been boarded up.
Entering the home through the back door, they stole a set of keys and the younger boy opened the garage door for his accomplice.
Two people were arrested for burglarizing a home after its residents evacuated ahead of Hurricane Irma, deputies said.