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Prosecutors crack down on door-kick burglars

Posted at 11:55 PM, Nov 19, 2015
Clark County prosecutors say they are taking burglaries seriously, calling them one of the most serious crimes in the valley.
Chief Deputy District Attorney James Sweetin says he considers door-kick burglaries especially dangerous because of the risks involved if anyone is home.
"A residential burglary is always significant to our office because of the risks that are out there," Chief Deputy District Attorney James Sweetin said.
Prosecutors say an example of how severely the prosecute door-kick burglaries was a home invasion robbery turned sexual assault back in February.
Five of the six suspects charged recently reached a plea deal.
"It  is a very significant penalty for the defendants, but it also gives them the chance at some point to get out of prison," Sweetin said.
Sweetin say the district attorney's office will continue pushing for harsh penalties in these types of crimes to send the message to criminals that it will not be tolerated.