Manatee sheriff: Burglary suspects get lost trying to flee, get arrested when they drive by crime scene

October 22, 2012 

MANATEE -- Two burglary suspects were arrested early Monday after they got lost while trying to leave the neighborhood and drove by the crime scene while deputies were there investigating, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

About 5:20 a.m., a neighbor saw Darien A. Caruso, 19, and James Hardy, 19, carrying items from a house in the 900 block of 69th Avenue West, Bradenton, and called 911. While deputies were investigating, they drove by the crime scene, according to a news release.

"They were lost in the neighborhood and trying to find their way out," the report states.

Deputies stopped the car and located items belonging to the victims in plain view, according to the sheriff's office.

Caruso and Hardy were arrested and charged with armed burglary.

Booking information for the suspects wasn't available on the Manatee County jail website.

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