Two children charged with burglarizing Parkway Express with handguns in Norfolk
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 1:36 pm

NORFOLK -- Two children face burglary and weapon possession charges after allegedly breaking into Parkway Express with loaded handguns and stealing a variety of tobacco products.

State police say they responded to the Parkway Express convenience store located at 9005 State Highway 56, in the town of Norfolk for a report of a burglary at 4 a.m. Saturday.

Troopers say two suspects forced entry to the business through a drive thru window shortly after 3 a.m. and stole tobacco items including cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarette pods, chewable tobacco and rolling papers.

Police said the total estimated value of property stolen was $1,389.28.

Troopers say a 14-year-old from Massena and a 12-year-old from Potsdam were arrested.

They were allegedly found to have been in possession of two handguns at the time of the burglary.

The 14-year-old was charged with one count of third-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree criminal possession of weapon and one count of acquiring a pistol/gun defaced, troopers said.

The 12-year-old was charged with one count of third-degree burglary, unlawful possession of a weapon, and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, troopers said.

They were released with St. Lawrence County Family Court appearance tickets, police said.