Citizen’s tip leads to Antioch arrest

Recovered guns.

Recovered guns.

A citizen’s tip coupled with alert police work led to this afternoon’s arrest of two 15-year-old burglary suspects who are also alleged to have stolen a car early this morning that had been left running to warm up outside a Hickory Hollow Place apartment.


A citizen called police at 9 a.m. to report that two young men were breaking into an apartment at 3001 Hamilton Church Road.  The pair fled in the stolen car, a 2016 black Kia Forte.  This afternoon, South Precinct Officer Brian Lamb spotted the suspect vehicle on Hickory Hollow Terrace.  The suspects refused to stop.  The driver later lost control in a curve in the 5000 block of Hickory Hollow Parkway and left the roadway.

Three handguns stolen during this morning’s burglary were recovered.  The teens, both reported runaways, were treated for non-life threatening injuries received in the crash. They were booked at Juvenile detention.