Teens arrested after rash of car break-ins in Daphne
Daphne, ALA. (WPMI) —
Two teenagers are in jail following a rash of vehicle break-ins.
Guns, medication, electronics and jewelry are just some of the items Daphne Police say were left inside people's cars and trucks over the past three nights with the doors unlocked.
"There's probably about 10 or more cars broken into in total," said Cpl. Jason Vannoy, a Daphne Police Investigator.
Police say the break-ins happened in a local neighborhood and at three different apartment complexes: Audubon Park, Palladian at Jubilee Ridge and the Park at Whispering Pines.
Two teenagers, a 15 and 16-year-old are now facing charges for the crimes.
Police say it was a trip to the public library and a decision they made to turn on MacBook, that eventually led to their arrest.
The owner of the laptop had it set up to where she would be notified if her device turned on and connected to Wi-Fi.
When that happened, she called police, who responded to the library and found the teenage boys in the parking lot.
"They actually had two of those firearms, one each had firearms on them. They were in a car and they were trying to hide the guns behind a seat," said Cpl. Vannoy.
Detectives believe a third teenager may be involved.
They're working to see if break-ins reported in cities nearby could be connected.
"To have these guns out there on the street, it's bad, dangerous and completely irresponsible to leave a firearm in your car and leave your car unlocked," said Cpl. Vannoy.