Police Solve Car Break-Ins
Hendersonville police have arrested a pair of teens accused in a string of car break-ins over the past few nights. The crimes began Tuesday night along 3rd Avenue where a woman told police someone went into her car and took her laptop and purse.
The following night, police say several more cars were broken into. All of the cars were unlocked. Early this morning, police spotted a pair of suspicious teenagers at a disturbance call. The officers got their names and addresses. This morning detectives were able to link them to the break-ins after their parents gave consent to a search of their homes where officers found many of the stolen items.
Police say crimes like these are preventable. They say always lock your car doors and never leave things of value in plain view. The two 16-year old boys are now facing 6 felony counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and 5 counts of larceny and more charges are pending. Police say even if the vehicle is unlocked and someone illegally enters it, the crime is a serious felony and could be punishable with a severe sentence.