After Hurricane Irma: Two accused of burglary during county curfew


An 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy face charges after authorities alleged that they broke into two suburban West Palm Beach homes during a state of emergency declared in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

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Carlos Silencieux and the juvenile were caught with a backpack full of screwdrivers, pry bars, gloves and flashlights, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The two were apprehended at about 3 a.m. Wednesday after deputies responded to calls in the 1300 block and 1400 block of Woodcrest Road North.

Witnesses told deputies that Silencieux and the juvenile were carrying property from the homes to an abandoned home in the area. The alleged burglaries occurred while Palm Beach County was under a curfew issued after Irma.

Silencieux and the other teen are both facing two counts of burglary to an unoccupied dwelling, grand theft and possession of burglary tools.



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