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POLICE SOLVE TWO BURGLARIES

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.

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