Four Texas teenagers are facing several charges for their alleged involvement in a string of burglaries, car and firearm thefts, and credit/debit card abuse.
Last December in Kyle, Texas, the authorities learned that 21 vehicles had been burglarized. The responsible party or parties also stole firearms and personal items such as debit and credit cards. It was reported that some of the owners had left their keys inside the vehicles, giving the perpetrator(s) easy access.
The Hays County Sheriff’s Office and the Kyle Police Department teamed up to work on the investigation of the reported crimes.
On January 4, an officer saw someone speeding in a vehicle that was thought to have been stolen from Austin and used in other burglaries and thefts.
They tried to pull the car over, but the driver escaped.
When the four suspects were located, they were all detained.
One of the suspects was arrested on a total of 10 charges, including burglary of a vehicle, credit card/debit card abuse, theft of a firearm, and engaging in organized criminal activity. They were given a $500 bond per charge for a total of $5,000.
A second of the four suspects was also arrested on suspicion of 14 charges, including burglary of a vehicle, evading with a motor vehicle, theft, and engaging in organized criminal activity. It was reported that he received a $750 bond for each charge of $10,500.
Both suspects are being held in the Hays County Jail in lieu of their cash bonds.
While expected to face charges for their alleged involvement, the other two suspects are underage and their case information has not been made public.
The police reported that most of the vehicles were found in Austin.
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