Allen police say they arrested two suspected burglars thanks to a resident who alerted police to suspicious activity.
According to police, a resident called police just after 10 p.m. Wednesday about a suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of Everglades Drive. While officers were on their way to the neighborhood, an alarm call came in for a home one street away, in the 1000 block of Blanco Drive.
The officer who arrived at the address on Blanco Drive spotted a vehicle matching the caller’s description, and two men, who were wearing all black inside the car, immediately ran from police once they were spotted.
Police said the men ran between the houses and headed south, but both were eventually caught. Police identified the men as 29-year-old Eulises A. Hercules-Aguilar and 30-year-old Washington Asprilla Riascos.
Aguilar is charged with burglary of a habitation and criminal trespass habitation while Riasco is charged with burglary of habitation, evading arrest/detention and failing to identify or giving false/fictitious information.
Police said they found evidence of forced entry at the home where the alarm had sounded. Items stolen from the home were found in the suspects' car, according to police. No one was home at the time of the break-in.
Police said the men are from Houston, and they’re now working to find any connection to a criminal enterprise out of Houston that may be linked to home invasions and break ins around North Texas.