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13-year-old burglary victim gets day with police

Alexis Holden (second from right) sits on a Tempe Police Department motorcycle and tries out a radar gun on Saturday, July 26, 2014. (Video screenshot/KTVK-TV)

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Tempe police are calling a 13-year-old boy who was home alone when two burglars broke in a hero.

KTVK-TV reports police treated Alexis Holden on Saturday as the "Hero of the Day."

Officers let Alexis ride in a police car and see how the department operates.

He also got to meet the 911 dispatcher who handled a call from his mother about the burglary.

Police said the intruders broke in Tuesday and told Alexis to cover his eyes while they looked for valuables.

Alexis later ran out and yelled when his mother returned home. Both fled the home and called police.

The suspects, described as young and black, are still on the loose.

Authorities believe Alexis' home was one of three targeted in the same apartment complex.


Information from: KTVK-TV,

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