Albuquerque teens captured after night of fleeing police

APD police cruiser
APD police cruiser

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A pair of Albuquerque teenagers suspected in a home invasion had a long night as they evaded police by hiding in an empty house and walking alone until the morning.

The Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office says the teens committed a home invasion around 3 a.m. Friday at a house in Albuquerque. They fled in a stolen vehicle but then wound up in the Placitas area when that car broke down.

It was nearly 4 a.m. when the teens knocked on a resident’s door asking for jumper cables. The resident called police.

Police showed up, but the teens fled. One was found in the morning walking along a highway. The other was found in an empty house in Placitas.

Police haven’t identified the teens, and an investigation is ongoing.

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