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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

September 5, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Those eight vehicles stolen from an Albany auto auction business have been recovered.

Tonight Dougherty County police believe as many as a dozen teens may be behind the thefts.

This B-M-W was one of the ones stolen from the Albany Auto Auction on U.S. 19 South Wednesday night.  The thieves drove through a fence to make off with the eight cars, S.U.V.'s, and vans.  They apparently took them for joy rides and abandoned them.

Police found several of the cars because of tips from citizens. The others were spotted by officers on patrol.

So far no one's been arrested, but they are questioning several juveniles.  Dougherty County Police Lt. J.C. Phillips said "they kept the keys. It's obvious they were just out joy riding. They were careful not to leave very many items in the vehicles. But they left enough to lead us to them."

Albany Auto Auction owners say the cars were worth about $42,000,  but none had major damage from the thefts.

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