Charlotte Mecklenburg Police have charged a 14-year-old male in connection with a breaking and entering of a motor vehicle case.
Police said that an officer was patrolling the 6000 block of E. Independence Blvd. around 3 p.m. Friday for an unrelated call for service when he observed two suspects enter a parked vehicle.
The officer noticed the suspects rummaging through the vehicle.
When the two suspects saw the marked police car, they exited the vehicle and ran away, police said.
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The patrol officer was able to arrest one of the suspects, who was later identified as a 14-year-old juvenile. The juvenile was taken to the Independence Division team office where he was interviewed by detectives, police said.
After the interview, the juvenile was charged with breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and resisting arrest. The investigation into the identity of the second suspect is still ongoing, police said.
Detectives determined that the suspects entered the unlocked vehicle, police said.
Police advised that residents should always lock their doors, roll up their windows and never leave items of value in plain sight.