Four teen boys arrested in series of Hernando County burglaries

RIDGE MANOR — Hernando deputies arrested four teenage boys Friday for their connection to nearly 10 burglaries in the far eastern part of the county.

The teens, who aren't being identified because they're juveniles, admitted to authorities that they went from house to house searching for unlocked cars to steal valuables from between June 21 and July 7.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the boys made off with digital audio players, GPS units, purses, wallets and money, among other items.

Detectives investigating the burglaries were able to focus on the teens after a road deputy found the them walking around the neighborhood one recent evening.

Two of the boys are 14, one is 13 and another is 15. Two of them were transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice's Juvenile Assessment Center in Ocala and the other two were released to their parents.

They each face nine counts of burglary and criminal mischief.

Four teen boys arrested in series of Hernando County burglaries 07/23/10 [Last modified: Friday, July 23, 2010 8:45pm]

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