3 teens in custody after Boca Raton car break-ins

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Boca Raton police took three teens into custody in connection with car break-ins early Thursday morning.

Police said around 2:30 a.m. they received a call about someone breaking into cars at the Boca Bay Colony community.

Officers arrived and spotted a group of teens running near Ascension Catholic Church. 

Police said a K9 team tracked a scent to two different houses and found two 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old hiding in fenced backyards.

The search continued for additional suspects in the area, but no one else was located. Police later determined that six unlocked vehicles in the area had been burglarized. 

The three teens were all charged with burglary to an occupied dwelling and resisting an officer without violence. Police said auto burglary charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.

Investigations said the 16-year-old also faces charges in an auto break-in that occurred July 1 after his fingerprint matched that case.

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