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Detectives use Craigslist to arrest teens in stolen property case

November 22, 2011 | 11:04 pm

Property recovered from Craigslist
Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives used Craigslist to arrest two juveniles suspected of committing at least 16 vehicle burglaries, authorities said Tuesday night.

The items were stolen from the Santa Clarita and Saugus areas and included video display systems, studio recording equipment, medical supplies, sunglasses, cameras, GPS systems and a stolen gun, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. The property was valued at more than $50,000.

Detectives discovered some of the property on the website and contacted the seller: a 16-year-old Saugus boy, the department said. He was booked at the Santa Clarita station in connection with felony burglary charges and released to his parents on a citation pending a court hearing.

Detectives developed information that also led them to a 17-year-old Saugus boy. He was arrested in connection with an outstanding probation warrant and felony burglary charges. He was taken to Sylmar juvenile hall pending a court appearance.


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Photo: Property recovered by detectives.

Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department