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2 teens charged with stealing $20,000 worth of fishing gear

Posted: 10:10 AM, Mar 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-18 04:02:51-04
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Two teens are charged with stealing $20,000 worth of fishing equipment from a 64-foot yacht.

On Saturday, South Florida Task Force agents conducted an undercover operation that focused on the teens, who are known burglary suspects.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said the suspects, both juveniles, were believed to have burglarized a 64-foot Weaver Yacht and stolen the fishing equipment.

PBSO says the yacht belongs to the host of the "Loose Cannons" fishing television show.

Agents said they observed the first suspect, who is 16 years old, load the stolen property into a vehicle.

A traffic stop was conducted and authorities said the teen provided a full confession.

A second suspect, who is 17 years old, was located and also arrested. PBSO said he also provided a full confession of committing the burglary while armed with a knife.

The 16 year old was charged with burglary to an unoccupied conveyance, grand theft of $20,000 to $100,000 and violation of probation.

The 17 year old was charged with armed burglary to an unoccupied conveyance, grand theft of $20,000 to $100,000 and resisting arrest without violence.