Easton Police arrested two teens Monday morning for allegedly breaking into a vacant strip plaza at 750 Washington Street.
George Holyoke-Spencer, 17, of 24 Center Street and a 15-year-old juvenile from Easton were charged with breaking and entering a building during the daytime, malicious damage to property and larceny, according to Easton Police Chief Allen Krajcik.
Krajcik said police first received a call at approximately 8:45 a.m. from a resident who reported seeing two suspicious males at the strip mall. The witness said he saw the males smash a window with a bat and gain entrance. The call resulted in the arrival of cruisers to make the arrest.
The suspects stole cigarettes and soft drinks that were in the building, Krajcik said.
The juvenile was released to a parent and will be appearing in juvenile court. Holyoke-Spencer was transported to Taunton District Court for arraignment. The arrests were made by Lt. Gary Sullivan, Sgt. James McAvoy, Officer Lonnie Ataman and Officer Steven Hamilton.