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3 teens arrested for PTC BP burglary, golf cart thefts

Two juveniles from Peachtree City and a 17-year-old from Hapeville have been charged with the July 8 burglary of the BP station on Ga. Highway 54 and Stevens Entry in Peachtree City. The three were also charged with the theft of several golf carts in the past two weeks.

Jacob Tyler Harris, 17, of Hapeville, was charged with burglary, party to a crime-burglary, criminal attempt to commit burglary and four counts of theft by taking a motor vehicle-golf cart, according to Peachtree City Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove.

The 15-year-old male juvenile, of Stevens Entry in Peachtree City, was charged with burglary and three counts of theft by taking a motor vehicle-golf cart, Dove said.

The 16-year-old male, also of Stevens Entry, was charged with burglary, party to a crime-burglary, criminal attempt to commit burglary and three counts of theft by taking a motor vehicle-golf cart, said Dove.

Officers responded to an alarm call at approximately 3 a.m. July 8, finding the front door shattered by a bat.

Along with evidence at the scene, video cameras captured the offenders as they broke the front glass door, entered the business and stole cigarettes and cigars, said Dove.

“The video showed the subjects running from the business towards the Gables Court Apartments. Investigators spoke with numerous people at the apartment complex and were able to develop leads,” said Dove, adding that the leads resulted in the arrests of Harris and the two juveniles.

The charges related to the theft of golf carts came after investigators linked the three to the thefts that have occurred in the past two weeks. The investigation is ongoing, Dove said.

Dove said the July 8 burglary was the third in a series of attempted burglaries at the same location.

If anyone has information that would assist the Police Department in this or any other incidents, please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 770-631-2510 or the Crime and Narcotics Information Hotline at 770-487-6010. You may remain anonymous.

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