Officials: 3 teens stole from 15 to 20 unlocked vehicles in Suffolk


SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police in Suffolk have arrested three teenagers in connection to a recent crime spree in the city.

City officials said in a news release the spree included tampering with motor vehicles, a recovered stolen vehicle and theft of motor vehicles.

Police were called to the area of Patriots Walke Drive in the early morning hours of May 15 after suspects had been seen pulling on door handles of vehicles in the neighborhood.

Three teenagers, one age 16 and two age 17, were arrested.

Officials said a preliminary investigation found the trio had arrived in the city that morning in a vehicle that had been stolen in Norfolk. One the teens had a key in his possession that had been stolen in Suffolk.

It was determined the three teens had stolen property from 15 to 20 unlocked vehicles in the area, officials said.

The three were each charged with tampering with motor vehicles, motor vehicle theft, grand larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny, possession of stolen vehicle and larceny with intent to sell.

Detention orders for the teens were granted, and officials said they were sent to the Chesapeake Detention Center.

Officials said an investigation into the crime spree continues as more people are contacting police to report tampering with their vehicles.

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