Doggie-door burglar gets 4 years
ALBANY A teenager who admitted to breaking into an Albany home through the home’s doggie door was sentenced Tuesday to four years in state prison, Albany County District Attorney’s officials said.
Eduardo Montes, 16, of Albany, pleaded guilty earlier to one count of second-degree attempted burglary, a felony.
Montes and a juvenile were accused of breaking into the home the evening of Nov. 11, through the doggie door. Once inside, they took three kitchen knives and tried to take an X-box and PlayStation 3 gaming console. The resident, though, returned as they were inside, prompting them to flee, officials said.
Montes then went to another residence, using one of the knives from the first burglary and tried to break in by cutting the screen. While at the window, though, the resident confronted him. Montes threatened the homeowner and fled.
Montes was later arrested. The case involving juvenile co-defendant is being handled in Albany County Family Court.