ANTIOCH, Tenn. - An investigation got underway overnight after multiple suspects broke into an Antioch clothing store and left with armloads of merchandise.
The break-in happened before 4 a.m. Friday at Bullets and Mullets, located at a Bell Road shopping center.
At least four or five people were seen on surveillance video.
Authorities confirmed two teenagers were taken into custody in the case Friday afternoon. They said a tip from a 17-year-old suspect's mother led to his arrest and the arrest of a 16-year-old.
Police said they arrived at the home and met with the mother following her tip. She told them the 17-year-old and 16-year-old were asleep inside the home.
Both were taken into custody, and jewelry, clothing, and burglary tools were recovered from inside the home. A black Nissan Altima, known to be driven by the 17-year-old, was also recovered by police.
Both teens admitted during interviews that they used a hammer to break out the front windows of the business.
They claimed they did this on Wednesday at 4:30 a.m. and again Friday around 3:15 a.m. They both had cuts on their hands.
They were charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of vandalism, and felony theft.
At this time, it’s unclear just how many items were taken. Store owners said this location has been open for about three years and has been broken into at least four times.
They were broken into this past January and lost about $35,000 in merchandise.
The store’s owner said many businesses in the shopping area have been broken into, as well.
Authorities confirmed they're working to identify additional suspects involved in the case.