SOUTH PORTLAND — Police have charged three juveniles they suspect in connection with a rash of home burglaries around the city’s Redbank neighborhood this summer.

The theft and burglary charges are for break-ins at 30 homes that began in early July, police Sgt. Steve Webster said Tuesday night.

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The burglars stole personal items during daylight and nighttime hours. In at least one case, the homeowner was sleeping when the burglars broke in.

Police found the suspects because of a tip and say many of the stolen items have been recovered.

The juveniles were placed under house arrest.