Four teenagers in Florida have been charged, and charges are pending against three more teens in connection with the theft of at least 15 vehicles from a Bradenton auto body shop on Sunday morning.
According to Bradenton Police, two of the vehicles were involved in a fiery crash that caused significant damage to a home early Sunday afternoon.
Police say, multiple suspects broke into the business between 7-10 a.m., stole the keys to the vehicles, and stole the vehicles from the property.
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At approximately 12:20 p.m., two stolen vehicles crashed in the 700 block of 12th Ave. W.
One of the vehicles was engulfed in flames. The other was on its side after hitting the roof of a home. A juvenile driver of one of the vehicles sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was hospitalized.
The second driver left the scene of the crash.
“This investigation is ongoing, and we urge anyone with information to contact BPD at 941-932-9300. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at manateecrimestoppers.com or the Florida Crime Stoppers app. CrimeStoppers of Manatee County,” said Bradenton Police Department.
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