The League City Police Department is reminding residents to lock up their vehicles after several vehicle burglaries and car thefts.
Security footage from a South Shore neighborhood and information received from tips led police to identify two juvenile suspects responsible for the recent vehicle burglaries and at least one stolen vehicle in the city.
One of the suspects was arrested on July 31 and charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Stolen Firearm. The second suspect has been interviewed and will face the same charges. After the investigation is complete, both suspects are expected to face additional charges for a multitude of offenses related to recent vehicle burglaries and stolen vehicles in the South Shore gated community and Meadow Bend subdivision on July 28 and 29.
Detectives were able to confirm that a handgun that was being carried by one of the suspects in the security footage was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in Bay Colony subdivision.
During interviews, the suspects told detectives that recently, League City has been an easier target for auto crimes because they find more vehicles unlocked in League City compared to surrounding cities.
The Department is urging drivers to always remove valuables from their vehicles to avoid becoming victims of crime.