Teens Arrested For String Of Burglaries

By: Gary Smollen Email
By: Gary Smollen Email

Omaha police come across a suspicious scene and end up closing several burglary cases. The suspects are all in their teens.

All four teens face multiple burglary charges because they allegedly wanted to make a big haul.

A routine police patrol in south Omaha, in the area of 18th and Q, uncovers what police say is a burglary ring, made up entirely of teenagers.

Only one of the teenagers is old enough for police to release a mug shot. Eighteen-year-old Abel Luna-Saqui; the other three suspects are two 17-year-old girls and a 13-year-old boy.

Police say Gustavo Baez was one of the teenagers victims. They allegedly smashed his window to get into his home but Baez isn't as mad as one might think.

Gustavo Baez says, "Actually I was sad because the police told me it was teens and I'm sad, these kids are too young to do these kind of activities."

Officers caught three of the teens a little more than a block away from Gustavo's. The fourth was arrested a short time later.

The teens may have gotten away but they apparently got greedy. They had so much stuff they used Gustavo's wheelbarrow to carry it up the street, that slowed them down and made it easier for police to make the arrest.

Investigators believe the teens are responsible for at least three south Omaha burglaries and are checking to see if they may be responsible for any others.

Luna-Saqui was booked into the Douglas County Jail, the three others were taken to the Douglas County Youth Center.

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