BURBANK — Officers arrested three teenagers in Burbank on suspicion of robbery after they allegedly forced their way into a home and robbed a couple, and then tried unsuccessfully to break into a second house, a police sergeant said today.
Police also arrested the uncle of one of the suspects for hiding his nephew inside his home, said Burbank police Sgt. Darin Ryburn.
Police officers responded at 10:50 p.m. Saturday to a call of a prowler in the 2200 block of North Catalina Street, Ryburn said. Two residents had reported that a young man had forced his way into their home and stole some property. They also told officers the robber had a female accomplice.
When the suspects forced their way into the house, the couple fled and called relatives, who phoned police. The suspects were gone when police arrived at the scene, Ryburn said.
At 12:04 a.m. Sunday morning, police received a second call of a prowler, this time in the 1100 block of North California Street. The residents scared off the male suspect, who was believed to have been the same person involved in the Catalina Street robbery.
Ryburn said investigators developed leads that led to the arrest of June Davis, 18; Chadney Delaney, 18 and a 17-year-old girl. The three suspects, who were each booked on suspicion of robbery, were all residents of Burbank, Ryburn said.
During the service of a warrant at Davis' home, his uncle, Michael Nunes, concealed the fact that Davis was in the residence. Nunes, 57, was also arrested for being an accessory to Davis' alleged crimes.
Davis and Delaney were each being held in lieu of $100,000 bail. Both are due in Burbank Superior Court on Dec. 26. The 17-year-old girl was cited for robbery and released to her mother at the Burbank Police Station.
Burbank police detectives asked anyone who may have information about these crimes to call them at (818) 238-3210.