Two Menlo-Atherton High School students confessed to taking about $2,000 in cash and other items from an Atherton home Tuesday, police reported.
A resident, who lives near the high school on the first block of Maple Leaf Way, returned home and discovered the burglary around 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, police said.
Canvassing the neighborhood for witnesses, Atherton police officers questioned high school staff, who identified two juvenile male students as suspects.
The two teens were arrested and booked into Hillcrest juvenile facility in San Mateo on burglary charges. Most of the stolen property was recovered, according to an Atherton police press release.