Teens home alone when burglars kick in the door

Police say the bodies of two people have been found in a Burlington apartment.
Police say the bodies of two people have been found in a Burlington apartment.(AP)
Published: Dec. 10, 2021 at 10:00 PM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - A man is under arrest after a home break-in and subsequent car chase in Noble County. Two teens were in the house when burglars broke in.

It happened in a home on County Road 900 West in Cromwell. Police said two people kicked in the door of the home as two teens were inside. The teens called the police who rushed to the house.

Within moments, the suspects ran off. Troopers and deputies checked on the teenagers and reviewed security camera footage. From the footage, police identified the suspects’ car and began a search.

Within two hours, a Ligioneir police officer found the SUV parked at a home on Robinhood Road near Lake Wawasee. As police moved in, a man ran to the car and drove off. Police took chase and followed the car for 30 minutes.

In a statement to the media, police said the chase ended along East Hatchery Road near Eagle Trail. Officers arrested 37-year-old Brad Niles of Syracuse. He faces several charges including residential burglary, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and resisting. Police believe Niles was with a woman at the time of the burglary. She is still being saught.

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