2 linked to multiple burglaries in NE Portland

One of the suspects tried jumping out a window, police say

An unidentified suspect is taken into custody following a burglary in NE Portland.
An unidentified suspect is taken into custody following a burglary in NE Portland.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Police have arrested 2 people who are responsible for at least 3 residential burglaries, including one in which a homeowner had to lock herself inside a room after hearing the suspects inside her home, according to police.

The names of the two people arrested haven’t been released. One of the burglaries was reported in the 4600 block of Northeast 109th, according to police.

Police say the homeowner told officers that she could hear someone coming in a window in her mother’s room and then heard her mother call out. She believed her mother was being robbed.

When officers showed up, they could see one of the suspects inside the house.

One of the suspects tried to escape out the front door, but he was taken into custody.

The second suspect tried jumping out a window, unsuccessfully, according to police.

In at least one of the burglaries, and possibly more, entry was made into the home via a window left open due to the heat.

Because the identities of the two people hasn’t been confirmed, KOIN 6 News is not using video from the scene that shows them being arrested.

If the suspects are adults and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center their identities will be released after they have been confirmed, police said.

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