Two Arizona City suspected of burglarizing their neighbor’s home Tuesday afternoon, were arrested trying to flee from deputies.
Coreno Griffin, 20, and his uncle, Brandon Murphy, 31, were booked into the Pinal County jail. They face charges of burglary, possession of burglary tools, theft and criminal damage, Tim Gaffney, spokesman for the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, said in a news release.
They were caught after deputies responded to a 911 caller who reported a burglary in progress at a home near the intersection of Cleator Road and Troy Drive in Arizona City, the agency said.
Deputies arrived on scene within minutes. One of the deputies was immediately involved in a foot pursuit after one of the suspects (Griffin) eastbound through the alleyway behind the property. The suspect was caught and taken into custody,” Gaffney said.
“A sergeant looked into the residence and observed another suspect (Murphy) still inside. The suspect was given verbal commands to surrender, which he ignored. The suspect jumped out a back window and fled on foot. He was caught a short distance later,” Gaffney said.
Griffin and Murphy lived in the same neighborhood as the home they are suspected of burglarizing, Gaffney said. “The garage door to their residence was open and detectives could see items the two suspects had stolen from the residence of the victim.”
During an interview with detectives, Griffin said his uncle was the one who suggested they break into the home. They climbed a fence into the yard and forced open a back window to gain entry. Both suspects were wearing gloves when they were caught, according to the news release.