Fall River Police arrested two men who allegedly broke into the former Al's Variety on Fourth Street and tried to steal more than $1,000 worth of children's clothing by stashing it into a garbage can.

Police responded at around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday after a neighbor called to say she saw two men breaking into the building and removing clothing in a barrel. The anonymous neighbor described the suspects as wearing all black, and that one of the men was wearing white shoes.

Police say they showed up in time to see two people matching the description walking away from the store towards Morgan Street. The two suspects allegedly continued walking when police called out to them. Two officers caught up with them on Morgan Street, retrieved the trash barrel, and reportedly found brand-new children's clothing inside, all with the tags still attached.

Two additional officers arrived to assist and the suspects were transported to the station for booking. Back at the store, police say they found broken glass on a door leading to the children's clothing area. They also say one of the suspects had a fresh bleeding cut on his hand.

Arrested were Hiram Suarez, 53, of 43 John St. in Fall River and Christoper Holmes, 39 of 7 Pires St. in New Bedford. Both suspects were charged with breaking and entering in the night to commit a felony and larceny from a building, according to Detective John Robinson of the Fall River Police Department.

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