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Four teens arrested for vehicle burglaries at Tallahassee apartment complex

For Your Protection - Auto Burglaries
Posted at 1:10 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 13:44:41-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Four Tallahassee teens have been arrested in connection to several late night vehicle burglaries at an apartment complex on Ocala Road.

According to the Tallahassee Police Department, officers responded to a 911 call at an apartment complex in the 1100 block of Ocala Road just after 11 p.m. on Monday.

In that call, the victim said he had been sitting in his car when suddenly a young man opened his car door.

The victim told police that there were four suspects in total, and at the time one of them opened his door, others were rummaging through the trunk of a nearby vehicle.

Once the suspect realized the vehicle was occupied, he and the others ran away from the area.

TPD says the victim was able to provide a clothing description of the suspects.

Shortly after, officers saw them enter a vehicle, drive out of the apartment complex and onto Ocala Road.

Officers then conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver stopped the vehicle then got out and fled on foot.

Police say he was apprehended quickly after a short chase. The other three suspects remained with the vehicle.

During the investigation, police discovered that the suspects had stolen a baton, commonly used as an impact weapon, from the first vehicle they had entered.

The four suspects were found to be juveniles between the ages of 14-16 years old.

Based on the evidence, all four juveniles were arrested and transported to the Juvenile Assessment and Receiving Center.

They are all facing multiple burglary charges.

The suspected getaway driver was also charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license and resisting arrest.