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-Press Release, Henderson Police Department
On Thursday, May 7, 2020, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Henderson Police were dispatched to 621 E. Montgomery Street in reference to a residential Breaking and Entering. The caller advised she was not at home, but her young daughter was and had called her.
Police were told that the young lady was hiding in a closet to escape the detection of the assailants.
Approximately ten police units arrived in less than two minutes of receiving the call. Officers surrounded the residence and found the point of entry, a rear window of the residence.
Officers gave commands for the assailants to surrender and were able to take them into custody without incident. Located were two juveniles, one sixteen (16) years old and the other fourteen (14) years old. Both were transported to the Henderson Police Department.
The young female was located safely inside her residence, unharmed. The mother arrived back home as she had left to retrieve breakfast for her daughter and had only been away for a few minutes prior to the incident.
Once at the Police Department, NC DPS – Juvenile Justice was contacted in an attempt to gain secure custody orders due to the severity of the crime. Petitions have been completed at this time; but under the direction of NC DPS – Juvenile Justice, the two juveniles were released into the custody of their mothers.