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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

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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

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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


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