POLICE officers chased two men through South Tamworth backyards after a home was broken into in Larool St yesterday morning.
Tamworth police were called to the South Tamworth home just before 1am after the occupants reported disturbing three men wearing balaclavas and hoodies who entered the home through a front window.
A bag of clothing was stolen during the incident.
Police patrolling the area later spotted two men in Diane St who fled when police approached.
The officers gave chase on foot and were joined by officers from the bicycle unit who were able to seal off roads surrounding the area.
Police pursued the pair through a number of backyards and over fences until they were caught and arrested.
An 18-year-old Tamworth man was charged with trespassing offences and was released on conditional bail until his appearance at Tamworth Local Court on February 4. A 16-year-old Tamworth teenager was also charged with trespass.