Four people have been arrested in more than 100 Union County car break-ins where the suspects went into unlocked cars and stole items worth more than $60,000, authorities said Friday.
Since the beginning of August, the Union County Sheriff’s Office probed more than 100 car break-ins in Weddington, Indian Trail and Mineral Springs, according to a news release. In each case, the cars were unlocked.
With help from the public, police identified four suspects, all of whom are from Monroe: Devontae Erickson and Jonathan Crowder, both 18; Shaishatta Watkins, 19; and 21-year-old Deangelo Bell. The investigation remains open until all the stolen property can be recovered.
Erickson, Watkins and Bell have been charged with 107 counts of felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle and, on Friday, were each being held on $80,000 bail.
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Crowder faces 70 counts of felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle and was being held on a $37,500 bail.
All four suspects will make an initial appearance in court on Oct. 6.