Hastings-on-Hudson Police believe that two teens, a black male and a Hispanic male, are responsible for two home burglaries in the village on Sept. 4.
The first burglary occurred between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Croton Avenue. The homeowner reported thousands in stolen jewelry along with a wallet with $50 and cell phone. Some of those items, including jewelry and the wallet, were recovered later that day in the middle of the courtyard at Hastings Gardens. The items sat in the courtyard until someone reported it to police around 3:30 p.m.
A witness reported seeing the two suspects sitting on a bench that morning, near where the items were discarded, and then boarding a bus travelling north.
A Fraser Place resident also reported that their house was broken into between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Both this residence and the Croton Avenue home are close by and are adjacent to the Croton Aqueduct Trail.
The suspects entered the Fraser Place home through an unlocked window in the kitchen where a box of keys was on the windowsill. Police believe the suspects used the keys to open the door and steal an $890 Fuji camera and a MacBook laptop valued at $1,000.