Four teens arrested in Almaden Valley burglary

SAN JOSE — A man made a startling discovery Thursday afternoon when he walked inside his Almaden Valley residence and came face-to-face with a group of teens burglarizing his home.

At about 2:46 p.m., the man walked inside his home in the 6600 block of Marymonte Court, located near Camden Avenue, and found five suspects inside the residence, according to San Jose police. The homeowner chased the five suspects outside, according to San Jose police. The teens attempted to get away in a stolen Chevy Malubu parked near the home, but the car wouldn’t start. When the homeowner confronted the teens, he was hit with an unknown object, police said.

Four of the five teens ran away, but the homeowner caught one teen girl and held her until police arrived.

San Jose police used its new AIR 3 helicopter, along with police dogs and extra officers, to establish a perimeter and search for the suspects. Police located three of the four teens who fled; one suspect remains at large.

Police arrested four juveniles, two boys and two girls (ages 14, 15, 15, and 16), and booked them into Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property and possession of a stolen vehicle.

The homeowner sustained minor injuries.

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