Detectives closed the books on two burglaries here Wednesday by making an arrest in each case.
Marc Newcomer, 29, of 250 Rainbow Blvd. was charged with first-degree burglary and petit larceny at 1 p.m. at his home by Detective Anthony Conte, police said.
Newcomer is accused of forcibly entering the Ferry Avenue apartment of Victor Travis on Monday by breaking a window. When Travis returned home and confronted him, Newcomber allegedly chased Travis -- who was able to identify him -- out of the apartment with a metal pipe and pursued him until Travis found refuge at a convenience store, the USA Mini Marts at Main and Whirlpool Street, Conte said.
Antoine Rich, 16, of 1522 Pierce Ave. was charged with second-degree burglary and petit larceny at 10:30 a.m. by detectives William Thomson and Carl Berak, police said.
The arrest came after Rich was accused of breaking into his cousin's Michigan Avenue home on Nov. 16 and stealing a video game system, six video games and a VCR, worth a total of $815, Thomson said.
Thomson said he and Berak made the arrest after Williams found the snap from a coat where the burglar broke a window to enter his home and realized the snap matched the snaps on his cousin's coat.