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Five teens arrested for entering autos in Lee County and Albany

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Lee County Sheriff's Deputies catch five Albany teenagers looting unlocked cars in driveways Friday morning.

Two of the teens are now linked to similar crimes in Albany.

The two girls and three boys between the ages of 16 and 19 were spotted walking on Creekside Drive about 3:30 am.

Lee County Deputies stopped them as they started to drive away and found thousands of dollars worth of stolen items, including satellite radios, G-P-S systems, radar detectors, I-POD's., telephone, tools, and wallets.

Albany Police charged two of the teens with thefts in the Sharon Drive and Gail Avenue area where they lived.

Albany Police Detective Tim Harvey said "They walked neighborhoods and took whatever they could see through windows and whatever doors were unlocked, they took. I mean it was simple as that. Whenever you leave stuff that obviously open in your car, thieves will take it in a heartbeat."

Police urge you to lock your car doors and put valuables out of sight, even in your own driveway.

The teens are charged with entering auto and felony theft by taking.

Charles Newton and Justin Berry are in the Dougherty County jail tonight.

Leslie Phillips and Austin Dent are in the Lee County jail.

A 16-year old girl was released to her parents.

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