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Neighbor's Tip Leads to Arrest During Burglary in Progress: Police

The incident happened Friday morning in the 500 block of Country Wood Court in Arlington

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    Neighbor's Tip Leads to Arrest During Burglary in Progress: Police
    Arlington Police Department
    Arlington police arrested Wences Zamarripa, 18, and Jerardo Morales, 19, in relation to a burglary Friday morning.

    Arlington police say a tip from an observant neighbor helped officers catch a pair of burglars Friday morning.

    According to police, the neighbor reported seeing two men force their way into a home along the 500 block of Country Wood Court.

    Officers surrounded the location as the men searched for jewelry and other items. The men, 19-year-old Jerardo Morales and 18-year-old Wences Zamarripa, tried to run from the scene, but were eventually ultimately arrested.

    Officers said one of the men threw what police described as a "replica pellet gun" and threw it in the air before being handcuffed.

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    Police said Morales and Zamarripa were charged with burglary of a habitation.

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