Shortly after midnight on Tuesday morning, a 14-year-old and 16-year-old broke the front glass of a business on Highway 11 in Alton. During this incident, the duo stole more than $460 worth of cigarettes and tobacco products. Shortly thereafter, the two teenagers were caught on surveillance, stealing an exterior camera and ice from another nearby convenience store.
After receiving an anonymous tip, STPSO detectives located the teenagers in the nearby Eagle Lake Trailer Park Tuesday afternoon. They were attempting to give away what remained of the stolen cigarettes and tobacco products after smoking some of the stolen merchandise.
Both teenagers were arrested and booked into the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center on the charges of Business Burglary, Criminal Damage, and Theft. The 14-year-old was also booked for Drug Law Violation after he was found to be in possession of marijuana.