CASTLETON, N.Y. (NEWS10) – State police say two teens who broke into a gas station are being charged with burglary among other charges.
Officials say the two teens broke a window of the Schodack Mobil Mart early Tuesday morning. After breaking in, they went in and out of the store multiple times taking off with merchandise, but it’s what they left behind that helped police crack the case.
State Police say investigators followed a trail of blood leading them to a home on Antwerp Drive. Police say one of the two teen boys involved in the burglary had cut his hand after breaking the window at the station.
Police say the teens stole cigarettes, beer, and beef jerky from the store. When officers arrived at the home, one of the teens was taken into custody. Police say the other teen ran from officers and was eventually caught. The owner of the home is a relative of one of the teens.
The two were identified by police as David Repko,17, and Nicholas Keil,16. The two both face third-degree burglary, criminal mischief, petit larceny, and Keil also faces an additional charge of resisting arrest.
Investigators removed evidence from the house and found items stolen from the Mobil Mart. Employees with ‘Glass Express’ then came to repair the broken window, but it wasn’t their first time. Officials say this is the third burglary at Mobil Mart in the last month and the third broken window entry point.
Most of the items stolen have been recovered except for those consumed by the subjects prior to arrest.