2 teens arrested in string of vehicle burglaries in NW Bexar County

Suspects apprehended on Red Maple Way near Alamo Ranch Parkway

By Ben Spicer - Web Producer, Max Massey - Video Journalist, David Ibanez - Web - Managing Editor

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas - Two teenage boys were arrested early Tuesday in connection with at least 15 vehicle burglaries in Northwest Bexar County, sheriff's officials said.

The arrests were made around 4 a.m. on Red Maple Way near Alamo Ranch Parkway outside Loop 1604.

A homeowner said he woke up and checked his security cameras and saw the teens, who were apprehended in his backyard.

"The area they (deputies) were patrolling in the Alamo ranch area has been hit pretty hard by vehicle burglaries, so that was their intended purpose, actually finding some burglars, and while patrolling that area, they caught two males, a 16-year-old and 17-year-old," said Bexar County sheriff's spokesman Johnny Garcia.

Deputies said the teens were going car-to-car in the neighborhood looking for unlocked vehicles. They ended up taking items such as spare change and jumper cables, Garcia said.

Garcia said preventing a vehicle burglary is real easy.

"Don't sacrifice inconvenience for security," he said. "It might take 10 seconds of inconvenience and it might save you hundreds of dollars in the long run. So lock your vehicle." 

Garcia said two other people may have been involved in the thefts.

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