Port St. Lucie teen accused of multiple car break-ins

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - A teenager is accused of breaking into multiple cars in a Port St. Lucie neighborhood, according to police.

On Oct. 21, residents in the area of SE Korona Drive and SE Grand Drive reported the break-ins.

On the same day, police found the suspected teen hiding between two parked cars in the 2400 block of SE Ruskin Drive. 

Port St. Lucie police found three thumb drives, a flashlight, cell phone, Imodium pill and loose change in the teen's pockets, according to the arrest affidavit.

Inside his backpack, officers also found a watch, metal cylinder from a tattoo gun, white gloves and Samsung headphones. 

The teen told police he was responsible for more than 25 burglaries in the area.

He also confessed to committing burglaries since he was 14-years-old.  He said he lives with his mother who is not financially stable.

Neighbors told police they saw the teen pulling on just about every door handle of cars in the area trying to get into the vehicles.

The 17-year-old faces five counts of auto burglary charges and a petit theft charges.

The teen was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center.

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