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DATE/TIME: Sunday, July 15th, 2007 / 04:30 PM
SUBJECT:TEEN CAPTURED SHORTLY AFTER BURGLARIZING JEWELRY STORE


A 16-year-old city boy has been arrested for burglarizing a Chrisler Avenue jewelry store early this morning.

At about 5:20 a.m., a security company notified the Department of a burglar alarm coming from Regency Jewelers at 1702 Chrisler. A responding officer confirmed that someone had smashed out a front window and glass door. A passerby advised the officer that he saw a black male run north on Altamont Avenue, and the officer saw the suspect 16-year-old Tyquawn Terry of 1321 Chrisler Avenue go between two houses on Altamont. He gave chase on foot and several officers joined in the search. Terry was eventually found hiding behind a house on nearby Santa Fe Street and taken into custody. Seven watches he had stolen from the store were recovered. Terry sustained a laceration to one of his hands during the burglary.

Terry is charged with the felonies of Burglary-3rd degree and Criminal Mischief-2nd degree, and the misdemeanor of Resisting Arrest.

Terry is being held at Police Headquarters awaiting arraignment on Monday morning at 9 a.m.