Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Three teenagers responsible for home burglaries in Binghamton are now in custody, according to the Binghamton Police Department.
Binghamton Police Chief Joseph Zikuski and Binghamton Mayor Rich David released the names of the three teenagers at a press conference Monday.
Officials said Yosef Baker, 16, Nyquan Williams, 17, and Enrique Tramun, 18, all of Binghamton, were taken into custody and have been arraigned in Binghamton City Court on burglary charges.
The ages of the suspects make Zikuski say this crime is concerning.
"It was very alarming to us that people go into other people's homes, especially when there is no doubt they knew the house was occupied. There was cars in the driveway, windows were open, that's how they gained entry and that's very alarming that kids this age would have the audacity to do that," Zikuski said.
Police also said the owner of Gone Mobile, Tarek Algahaim, 27, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of stolen property. Algahaim was also an unlicensed pawn broker, Zikuski said.
Items that are targeted include laptops, jewelry and other easy-to-pawn items, according to police. This is why Zikuski said it is crucial the second hand property law needs to be passed right away.
The proposed second hand law would require a county license to operate a pawn shop, and would require sellers to register their items. It would also require pawn shops to hold items for 10 days to help give police time to recover stolen goods.