Police responding to a burglary call at a home in Hicksville Thursday night arrested two teens, but not before the suspects had been scared off -- leaving most of the proceeds behind.
Nassau County police said the burglary occurred at a home on 14th Street at 9:38 p.m. Arrested were Christopher Chevalier, 19, of 606 Powells Lane, Westbury, and Milson Guevara, 18, of 621 Dartmouth St., also in Westbury.
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Police said that responding Second Precinct officers discovered the rear door to the home had been broken into and found property removed from the basement of the home had been left on the rear deck.
A canine unit tracked Chevalier to a nearby home, where police said he was found hiding outside on the property -- and promptly arrested. The investigation then led officers to arrest Guevara at his home.
A police spokeswoman said the pair apparently were piling the stolen items on the deck when they heard officers coming and then fled "only with the stuff they could carry."
All stolen items were recovered, police said. Police did not identify those items.
Chevalier and Guevara were arraigned Friday in First District Court in Hempstead and bail for each was set at $7,500. Chevalier was represented by Legal Aid, which does not comment on cases. Guevara's attorney could not be immediately reached Friday afternoon.
With Ellen Yan