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Police charge 13 year-old with string of burglaries in Clarence

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Posted at 12:09 PM, Jul 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-11 12:10:32-04

The Erie County Sheriff's Office has charged a 13 year-old boy with a string of burglaries in Clarence.

Investigators say the teen broke into homes on Clearview Drive and Ledge Lane and stole an iPhone, a GPS watch, jewelry and other items. He damaged screens, a sliding door and a canvass deck while trying to break into a third home on Fox Trace Street, the sheriff's office said.

While burglarizing a home on Ledge Lane, deputies say the suspect went through a purse and then viewed several pornographic websites using the homeowner's laptop computer.

Investigators say the teen has admitted to breaking into two homes and trying to burglarize a third.

He is charged with felony counts of burglary and attempted burglary and misdemeanor counts of petit larceny, criminal trespassing and criminal mischief.

The teen is due to appear in family court at a later date.