4 teens arrested for wave of vehicle thefts in west St. Louis County

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Photo credit (Manchester Police Department)

MANCHESTER, Mo (KMOX) - Police in west St. Louis County believe they've found the people responsible for a rash of stolen and broken into vehicles.

The Manchester Police Department shared mugshots of four teenage boys that were arrested for alleged involvement in the crimes that began as early as May of this year.

Carlos J. Murrieta, Jae’von M. Renfroe and Norberto Perez are all 18-years-old and Lorenzo P. Murphy is 19.

Their charges include first-degree tampering, auto theft, stealing and fraud.

"Area investigators collaborated on these cases and determined that an organized group of subjects were committing these offenses," police stated in a Facebook post. "This team effort resulted in several arrests and the clearance of multiple crimes across the area."

See the full announcement from police, here.

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