INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (KWWL) – Five girls were arrested Tuesday for a burglary at a gas station and a house in the early morning hours.
Police said it started around 1:20 a.m. at the Music Station on 1st St. West with a burglar alarm. Shortly after, they were called to a house on the northwest side of the city for a report of a possible car burglary and assault.
There, officers found several girls had attempted to burglarize a car when they were confronted by the homeowner. The girls then beat the homeowner and ran away.
Officers arrested five girls, all juveniles, as suspects in the case. The police department is working with the juvenile court authorities and the Iowa Department of Human Services. Charges are being filed.