Boy, 10, confesses to breaking neighbor's window to steal Xbox equipment

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WHITEHALL, Pa. - A 10-year-old Whitehall boy is accused of breaking into his neighbor’s apartment and stealing hundreds of dollars in video games equipment.

Whitehall Deputy Police Chief Richard Danko said the boy broke a window of a neighboring apartment, dropped 3 feet inside, and stole Xbox games and equipment.

Authorities said the boy, whose name has not been released, is a friend of the family who lives in the apartment. Investigators said he’s played inside the apartment before so he knew what they had inside.

According to police, the boy knew when the neighbors wouldn’t be home, and that’s when he stole the items.

Officials said the victims suspected the boy may have been responsible, so when they questioned him at his apartment he confessed and returned the stolen items.

The boy will not be charged as a juvenile because of his young age, police said.

Other residents who live in the apartment complex told Channel 11’s Jodine Costanzo that they’re shocked a 10-year-old was responsible for this type of crime.