Tire Shop Vandals Arrested

Tire Shop Vandals Arrested

Posted: Updated: Mar 05, 2014 09:17 PM
Mobile Police have arrested the two young burglars who broke into a car shop this weekend, in a break-in that was caught on camera.

The 13 and 15-year-old boys confessed to the owners of Leon's Tire Shop in Theodore at their parent's urging on Thursday, after family members recognized them in a WKRG News 5 story that aired the night prior.

Leon's part-owner Joe Uptagrafft said the teens and their parents were apologetic as police arrived to make the arrests. 

Surveillance video shows the boys burglarizing the shop, using fire extinguishers and spray paint to vandalize the business. According to Uptagrafft, the teenagers caused between $10,000 and $15,000 in damage.

Uptagrafft added that $860 in cash was stolen from the register. Although the boys confessed to the vandalism, they claim they did not steal money from the register.

The boys are being booked as minors and their names are not being released. Police say they face charges of burglary and criminal mischief.
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