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3 arrested after breaking into home during fumigation, cops say

SAN DIEGO – Three teenage boys were booked into Juvenile Hall Monday in connection with a break-in at a Clairemont-area home that was tented for fumigation.

Surveillance cameras alerted the homeowner after the trio gained access to the residence on Genesee Avenue near Conrad Avenue shortly before midnight, but they had run off by the time police arrived, San Diego police Officer Billy Hernandez said.

It was not immediately clear what was taken, but the teens dropped some items, including a watch, on their way out, according to the officer.

Officers caught up to the suspects, ages 17, 17 and 15, and arrested them shortly afterward, Hernandez said.

Around 2 a.m., three officers wearing breathing apparatuses went into the home to make sure nobody else was inside.