2 teens arrested after burglary at Mets ballpark

Published: Mar. 30, 2023 at 1:00 AM EDT
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Two teenagers were arrested in connection to a burglary of about $11,000 worth of New York Mets merchandise items from Clover Park early Saturday, the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

The break-in occurred at the spring training facility for the New York Mets and home stadium of the St. Lucie Mets.

Arrested late that night were a 17-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl in Port St. Lucie. Their charges include burglary, grand theft and dealing in stolen property. "After investigating this incident, we have determined that the suspects broke into the facility around 2 a.m. Once inside, they removed several items, including sneakers, sunglasses, electronics, Mets branded attire and snacks," Sheriff Ken Mascara said in a news release. "The combined value of these items is well over $11,000. Thankfully, all of the stolen items were recovered."

A baseball bat was used to break into the stadium at about 2 a.m. The teens left at 4:49 a.m., Mascara said.

An employee arrived at the park about 7 a.m. and found glass on the door of the entrance broken.

Surveillance video was obtained in the investigation.

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