Arrests made in rash of Metra station car break-ins

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CHICAGO -- Police say they’ve caught two people in connection with a recent rash of vehicle break-ins at Metra stations.

In the last two weeks, about 20 vehicles have been broken into at the Ashburn and Wrightwood stations. Metra police added surveillance patrols in the area and were able to catch two of the thieves in the act.

Patrol cars are still monitoring the stations and alerts are posted. The goal: to prevent shattered glass, broken windows and items missing from cars.

Metra added uniformed and undercover officers to the area. Tuesday night it caught two high school teenagers red handed..

The two 16-year-olds admitted to at least 10 break-ins and are charged with burglary to a motor vehicle, a felony.

Alderman Derrick Curtis is planning to meet with Metra on Thursday to discuss the recent break-ins and to ask for an additional security presence in the area.