2 teens arrested weeks after Chula Vista break-in

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Two teenagers were arrested in a robbery case in East Chula Vista, authorities confirmed Monday.

A 17-year-old boy and 18-year-old Jordan McLeroy face charges related to a robbery in mid-November, a Chula Vista Police detective said.

The juvenile faces charges of robbery, larceny and resisting arrest. Charges against McLeroy include burglary, larceny and resisting arrest, police said.

The robbery took place at a home on Cascade Place on November 14. Personal items were taken, fish in a tank were poisoned, and the home was vandalized, according to a police report.

The owner of the house, Eric Deas, said he was happy with the arrests.

"Knowing the fact they did apprehend two people so far is great. So we got two down, two to go. I’m very confident that they will be caught. Hopefully, they will learn a lesson and won't do this to anybody else," said Deas.

Four suspects were allegedly involved in a high-speed pursuit with police a day after the robbery. One suspect allegedly posted a video to Snapchat during the chase.

The suspects abandoned the vehicle and ran away without being caught that day, police said. Stolen property was found inside.

Police said social media postings by at least one of the suspects led police to an arrest.

The search for the other two suspects continues.

Chula Vista Police said the suspects could be responsible for other break-ins and burglaries in Chula Vista and other parts of the county.

McLeroy will be arraigned later this week.

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