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Spring hill teens arrested in burglaries

SPRING HILL — Two teens were arrested Monday in a string of burglaries over a couple of weeks.

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office said a 17-year-old Spring Hill boy kicked off the rash of break-ins on May 6 by climbing through an unlocked window and stealing $30 in cash from Church of the Nazarene on Century Drive.

Four days later, he broke a window at the West Hernando Little League concession stand and stole refreshments, candy and loose change, authorities said.

And the next day, officials said, he returned to Church of the Nazarene through an unlocked window and took another $25 in cash.

On May 17, the 17-year-old was joined by 19-year-old Christopher Pettit of Spring Hill, deputies said.

The two broke into Elite Paintball on Keysville Avenue, where they stole paintball equipment and $200 in cash, deputies said.

The two also are accused of breaking into Northcliffe Baptist Church on Northcliffe Boulevard three days later but fleeing empty-handed after setting off an alarm.

Finally, a report says, the two returned to Church of the Nazarene on Monday, but were thwarted by a locked window.

They were arrested at 4 p.m. Monday on several theft-related charges.

Authorities said they admitted to the thefts.

The boy was released to a parent.

Pettit was held in lieu of $3,000 bail.

Spring hill teens arrested in burglaries 05/24/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 7:52pm]
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