PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) – Pensacola police have recently arrested 37 teenagers for vehicle burglaries.
Assistant police chief Tommi Lyter told the Pensacola News-Journal (http://on.pnj.com/1Oepjch ) there were no overarching affiliations among the teens even though there were similarities in their methods.
Lyter says groups of four or five teens will go into a neighborhood where they’ll walk through trying car doors. When they find an open one, he says they “start ransacking the car.” He says they’ve stolen change, spare keys and firearms among other items.
Police say some of the suspects have been as young as 14.
Authorities caution people to lock their car doors and to never leave valuables inside.