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Six Broward teens arrested in several Martin County auto thefts, sheriff's office says

Posted at 9:01 AM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 09:47:56-04

Authorities say they put the brakes on a car theft crime spree on the Treasure Coast.

They say video surveillance in once case showed teenage suspects from Broward County driving away with two cars stolen from a home in Martin County.

Three other vehicles were stolen about the same time, the Martin County Sheriff's Office said.

Sheriff's deputies say the teens targeted unlocked cars that had keys or key fobs left inside of them.

Investigators said detectives working on the South Florida Burglary Task Force uncovered information that led them to the stolen vehicles and the arrest of six teenagers. They were all charged with auto theft.

The sheriff's office said several police departments cooperated in breaking the case, including Fort Lauderdale Police, Lauderhill Police, and the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say those arrested are part of a much bigger group from Miami-Dade and Broward counties traveling to Martin County to commit crimes.