Three juveniles were arrested in Hillsborough Thursday for burglarizing and ransacking a home after an unmarked police car chased them because they were behaving suspiciously, according to police.
The three boys stole jewelry, cash, laptops and prescription medication from a home on Alberta Way around 11:23 a.m., according to police.
An unmarked police car assigned to the city’s burglary suppression detail noticed a driver sitting in a running vehicle while parked directly in front of a residence, according to police.
After circling back to investigate, the officer saw the car with all three boys drive away. The officer attempted to pulled them over for a traffic violation at which point they fled quickly, according to police.
A short pursuit ended with the vehicle being stopped on the Bunker Hill offramp from southbound Interstate 280, according to police.
The stolen items and the prescription bottle bearing the name of the victim were found in the vehicle, according to police.
The 16-year-old Hayward resident and 15-year-old and 17-year-old Redwood City residents were arrested. At least two are believed to have prior criminal records and police are investigating whether they are connected to other burglaries.