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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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