Three teens charged in car burglaries

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NORTH WILDWOOD — Three teen girls face charges in multiple car burglaries in this city, according to the North Wildwood Police Department.

Police said that on Jan. 8, shortly before 3 a.m., a police officer on patrol saw the teenage suspects next to parked cars with interior lights on. The officer on patrol stopped the two juveniles as they were walking away and a third police officer stopped the third as she tried to run through yards in the area, according to a press release. The amount of property recovered indicates that there may be six or seven cars that were burglarized, according to police.

Two of the suspects were 14 and the third was 16 years old, police said. All three said they were from Wildwood.

According to police, one juvenile was a runaway from Wildwood and another from Puerto Rico. Police do not release the names of juveniles facing charges.

The teens were charged with burglary and curfew violations and additional charges are pending as more victims come forward. They were released to family members.

Police are asking that anyone missing items from their vehicles contact the North Wildwood Police Department Detective Bureau at 522-2411. Police also urge residents and visitors in the city to lock their cars as only unsecured vehicles were burglarized in this case.

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