COCONATE CREEK, Florida. – Two 15-year-olds were arrested Monday when they “jumped out of a car” at a Coconut Creek apartment complex, according to police, who said they were not hard to find at the crime scene.
Police said “car jumping” is when thieves go from car to car looking for unlocked doors. They said the couple were doing just that at the Landings complex off West Sample Road when the man caught them and called 911.
After the cops showed up, the teens ran to a nearby apartment building where one of them lived before the cops caught up and arrested them.
Coconut Creek Police tweeted that the teens “made it easier” for cops to track them because they wore ankle monitors “which placed them at the scene of a car robbery attempt and tracked them as they ran.”
Both were taken to the Broward County Juvenile Assessment Center in Fort Lauderdale, police said.
Police continue to advise residents to lock their car doors.
They made themselves easy #track because they wore monitors on their feet in this @CoconutCreekPD #Arrest Warning. We arrested two 15-year-olds on July 17 after they “jumped out of a car” at the Landings apartment complex. Car jumping is when thieves jump from car to car in a parking lot… pic.twitter.com/E2xQ4PttlI
— Coconut Creek Police Department (@CoconutCreekPD) July 18, 2023
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