SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk Police responded to three separate reports of stolen vehicles Monday night, officials said.
They said the incidents happened within about 30 minutes of each other around 8 p.m.
Two incidents happened in the 600 of East Constance Road and one in the 1400 block of North Main Street.
One of the vehicles was later observed by police in the 1000 block of Portsmouth Boulevard and a traffic stop was initiated.
The suspects fled the scene and crashed the vehicle before entering Route 58. The suspects fled that vehicle and got into another stolen vehicle to head onto Route 58, according to police. That vehicle was found parked on Route 58.
Police said two male subjects were located close to the vehicle and were detained. A 17-year-old male has been charged with three counts of Grand Larceny, one count of Obtaining Money by False Pretense, and one count of Conspiracy to Committee Larceny. Additional charges are pending and the investigation remains ongoing, police said.
In the two of the three thefts, vehicles were left running while the driver went inside a business. Suffolk Police would like to remind the public to “Lock It, Don’t Lose It” when it comes to securing your vehicle and to take special precautions not to leave vehicles running and unattended as it could welcome the opportunity for a crime to happen.