Cops Nab Alleged Fire-Escape Bandits in Washington Heights

By Nigel Chiwaya on December 24, 2012 3:22pm 

 The thieves were caught after residents spotted them entering 490 West 188th Street.
The thieves were caught after residents spotted them entering 490 West 188th Street.
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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Police arrested a pair of teenagers Thursday night after they were caught trying to rob apartments via fire escapes.

Carlos Vivenez, 16, and a 15-year old girl, whose name was withheld because of her age, were caught by police just after 11:00 p.m. on Dec. 20 after residents at 490 West 187th Street reported seeing them try to enter apartment buildings through the fire escape.

Police said they'd arrested the girl before for burglarizing West 188th Street on Oct. 20th.

 

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