Teen charged for breaking into six vehicles in Bennettsville

Teen charged for breaking into six vehicles in Bennettsville

BENNETTSVILLE, SC (WMBF) – A 14-year-old was arrested in Bennettsville last week for allegedly breaking into and stealing from six cars between December 1 and December 9, according to officials.

The juvenile was charged with six counts of unlawful entering of a vehicle and petit larceny for taking loose change, pocket books, debit cards and phones, said Lt. Larry Turner with Bennettsville Police. Three break-ins occurred on Cook Street, one on Moore Street, one on Everett Street, and one on Market Street.

The teen was arrested at his home on Towsend Street, and some of the stolen items were recovered, Lt. Turner said. The 14-year-old will also be charged with breach of trust for taking his grandmother's debit card and withdrawing $520 without her permission.

On Wednesday, December 9, the teen was taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia, and will tentatively go before a judge in Dillon on Wednesday, December 16, Lt. Turner said.

There are still three unsolved break-ins that are being investigated, Lt. Turner added, and anyone that has had a vehicle broken into in Bennettsville is asked to call the police department.

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