14-year-old arrested driving stolen car

delaware state police

BEAR, DE – Police investigating a report of a stolen car at the UPS Store on Pulaski Highway in Bear were surprised to learn the thief as a 14-year-old

According to the Delaware State Police, on Wednesday, at around 5:45 pm, police responded to the UPS store to find a victim had left their Toyota Sienna unlocked and running while they were inside the store.

“The Toyota, which contained more than $1500 in personal property, was gone when the victim returned to the parking lot. Through investigative means, troopers identified a 14-year-old teenager as the suspect,” police said.

Later that night, shortly before 11 pm, the Wilmington Police Department reported they had pulled over the vehicle and arrested a 14-year-old suspect.

Their name was not released by police. The teen was charged with felony theft and grand theft auto.

The 14-year-old suspect was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to Ferris School, where they are currently awaiting a bail hearing.

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