Evanston police say homeowners in the 2600 block of Lincolnwood Avenue found two burglars fleeing their home when they returned to it Sunday afternoon about 1:30 p.m.
While one owner chased the burglars on foot, the other called 911 and described the burglars.
Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott says the combined efforts of the victims, several neighbors, police dispatchers and officers on the street led to the quick apprehension of one of the burglars, a 16-year-old male juvenile, in Perkins Woods in the 2700 block of Grant Street.
A short time later officers arrested a second suspect, Tewayne T. Kennedy, 18, of 7233 S. Emerald Ave. in Chicago, in the 9500 block of Central Park Avenue in Skokie.
Parrott says witnesses positively identified both offenders and both now have been charged with residential burglary.
The two, Parrott says, are also believed to be responsible for similar burglaries in Skokie.
Kennedy is scheduled to appear in Skokie district court at 9 a.m. on Sept. 11.