Young Girls Hide In Closet As Burglars Roam Through Their Tunnel Boulevard Home

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Zackaree Howard
Zackaree Howard

Two terrified young girls hid in a closet as burglars roamed through their Tunnel Boulevard home in an incident last Saturday.

Police got to the residence while the culprits were still inside since the girls quickly called 911 as well as their parents.

Charged with aggravated burglary and vandalism were Zackaree M. Howard, 19, of 1112 Gillespie Road and Carlos Deondre Jones, 18, of 1007 Belmeade Ave.

A detective who went to the scene found that officers Florida Wynn and Josh Wright had both suspects detained. Officer Wynn had gone to the rear of the house, while officer Wright covered the front door. After the pair spotted Officer Wynn at the rear, they tried to run out the front but were blocked by the other officer. They were detained in the living room.

Police said two tire tools were found on the deck where the rear door had been pried open. The bedroom doors had been kicked in. A 40" flatscreen TV was sitting in the hall with the TV stand in the living room. A laptop computer was in the hall next to the TV. Two laptops, a Wii and a 19" TV were on the kitchen floor.

The girls, ages 11 and 12, said they were at home alone when they heard a knock on the back door. The older girl looked out a window and did not recognize the two men at the door. She called 911 and was told by the dispatcher to get in the closet. The children did so and began hearing the men prying and kicking in doors and grabbing electronic equipment "while they were terrified in the closet."

Jones told police they were walking through an alley when they decided to break into a house. He said they went to his aunt's house nearby and got the tire tools. He said he grabbed the small TV and the laptop and Howard tried to get the large TV from the stand. Jones said he helped get the large TV off the stand.

Jones said they planned to sell the items on the street.  


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