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Braintree Scanner Tales: Teen to be charged with vehicle theft, breaking and entering

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  May 9, 2012 11:02 AM

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A 17-year-old Braintree man will face charges after allegedly breaking into several cars on several occasions.

According to police, the suspect allegedly broke into three cars – on Hemlock Street, Sycamore Road, and Thetford Avenue – and then stole a car on Sycamore Road late Monday evening or early Tuesday morning.

The suspect was discovered with the wallet of one of the victims when he went to the Randolph Police Station looking for a ride home to Braintree.

Police found the car of the Sycamore Road victim also located in Randolph.

Things started adding up when further investigation by both Braintree and Randolph police uncovered various items at the victim’s home that appeared to come from the Braintree victims, including a G.P.S. unit, an iPod, and money.

The owners were contacted and they properly identified the property.

The suspect also had a receipt that showed he purchased two cartons of cigarettes at the Mobil on the Run on Granite Street using the Hemlock Street man’s credit card.

The man’s name has not yet been released as he has not yet been charged, however the suspect will appear in Quincy District Court for larceny of a motor vehicle, two counts larceny over $250, breaking into a motor vehicle, forgery, passing a forged document, and misuse of a credit card.

The suspect admitted to police that he was looking for unlocked cars in his search, and then would steal money and small electronics. The suspect also said the keys to the stolen car were left in the vehicle.

Police continue to emphasize that drivers lock their car doors and keep car keys with them at all times.

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