Hollister Juvenile Arrested for Attempted Burglary
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HOLLISTER — A 17-year-old juvenile is in custody after being spotted in city surveillance burgling two downtown businesses. Reports say the juvenile turned himself in, with his lawyer at his side.
In the early morning hours of last Monday, police responded to Heavenly Bakery at 601 San Benito Street after a citizen reported the front door being open. Police arrived and found the place had been ransacked. Someone had broken through the front door, destroyed the place, and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from the register.
At about 7:16 AM, the owner of Country Rose Restaurant at 756 San Benito called to report damage to his business as well. Officers arrived and found that no one had forced entry or stolen anything.
Officers then turned to the downtown surveillance cameras. Footage from the cameras captured a juvenile suspect at both scenes, kicking in the door at the bakery, entering, and leaving a short time later. Footage also showed the same suspect at Country Rose Restaurant.
Two officers, along with a School Resource Officer, were able to identify the suspect as a 17-year-old juvenile. Though he wasn’t at home when officers arrived to see him, they received a call from his attorney and, shortly thereafter, were taking him into custody. His mother and lawyer were also present.
He has been booked into the San Benito County Juvenile Hall on charges of burglary and attempted burglary.