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Teens might be behind car burglaries

Four teenagers from Van Nuys and Panorama City arrested Wednesday

night might be responsible for a rash of recent car burglaries,

police said.

As officers approached a parked car with the lights off and the


four inside, the teens drove off but stopped a few blocks later,

police said. Inside the car, police said they found ski masks,

gloves, flashlights, burglary tools and a car stereo. The one adult

and three juveniles were charged with one car burglary that occurred


earlier that evening in the 1400 block of Niagara Street, but police

said they hope to link them to a string of car stereo thefts in

recent weeks. During the week of May 3 to 10, there were at least 11

such incidents in the city.

Ben Godar