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Incident Report for Case #2020-117453

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Incident Date

03/25/2020 - 4:45 PM


Tomscot Trail


A roving band of teenage car thieves came up empty-handed on Tomscot Trail yesterday afternoon. A homeowner looked out and saw two SUVs stop suddenly in front of her home. Several teens, all wearing medical masks and gloves, jumped out and got into a car parked in the victim's driveway. She called 911, while one of her neighbors ran over and yelled for the teens to get out. They took off without the car, which did not have keys inside. The neighbor tackled one of the young lawbreakers with hopes of holding him until police arrived, but the teen was able to break away and join his coconspirators. All took off in the SUVs. It was later determined by police that both getaway vehicles were listed as being stolen.  

Released 03/26/2020 at 12:44 PM by PIO Joel Despain

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