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Three Teens Arrested Last Month for Hiding Loaded Guns in a Teddy Bear Now Charged with Auto Theft



Remember those five teenagers arrested June 15 on gun charges after officers found three loaded semi-automatic pistols concealed inside a large teddy bear? Three of them are in trouble again, this time for auto theft.

Midtown Hills Precinct detectives Tuesday evening charged five teens (three 14-year-olds and two 15-year-olds) with auto theft in relation to a stolen 2013 Subaru Forrester that was taken in the early morning hours of yesterday. Officers found the locked stolen vehicle near 11th Avenue South and Horton Avenue.

After checking area surveillance camera footage, several young men were seen getting out of the stolen Subaru. It was determined that they went into an apartment on 14th Avenue South (the same Apartment from last month where the guns were found). All five were detained. None was interested in talking to officers about the stolen vehicle.

Three of the five (two 15-year-olds and one 14-year-old) were charged last month with multiple counts of unlawful gun possession and theft. Two of the guns concealed in the teddy bear were stolen.