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Tville police say teen crime increases during summer


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Thomasville, GA (WALB) –Thomasville police say they're seeing an increase in crimes committed by teenagers.

Authorities say teen crime usually spikes during summer months when students are out of school.

Police arrested two teens last week, one 14-years old and the other 15-years old. They charged them with stealing three cars.

Officials say there are many reasons young people commit crime.

"Some for fun and games, some just because they want to, some want to impress their friends," explains Lt. Eric Hampton with Thomasville Police.

Police say the best way to keep teens out of trouble during the summer months is to enroll them in summer camps or sign them up for other activities to keep them busy.

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