Teenage burglary suspect captured by bystanders

COVINA — Two good Samaritans captured a teenage robbery suspect Wednesday and held them for police, authorities said.
The incident began about 2:30 p.m. when three roommates came home to find their apartment in the 1400 block of North Grand Avenue had been broken into, Covina police Sgt. Trevor Gaumer said.
The building maintenance man spotted a teen who appeared to be acting suspiciously at a restaurant across the street and went over to check it out, the sergeant said. He found the boy had apparently dropped a backpack filled with a computer and video games taken from the apartment in a trash can.
The maintenance man chased the boy, and with the help of another bystander, caught him and held him until police arrived, Gaumer said.
He added that the teen, who is from Covina, was booked on suspicion of burglary and taken to Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall in Downey.

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