Looters Arrested For Home Break Ins In After Owners Evacuated For Hurricane Irma

Two teenagers were arrested for breaking into a home after its residents evacuated to escape Hurricane Irma, making for three people who have been detained for such acts in Florida so far.

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.

Parkinson allegedly then tried to use the keys to steal a 2001 Dodge Intrepid but the battery was dead.

Two people were arrested for burglarizing a home after its residents evacuated ahead of Hurricane Irma, deputies said.

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