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Teens steal from 100 cars in four west central Minn. towns, report missing items to Kandiyohi Co., Minn., Sheriff

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WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff is asking anyone who is missing items from their vehicle to contact their local law enforcement agency or the Sheriff's Office.

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According to Sheriff Dan Hartog, four teens, one adult and three juveniles, were identified as suspects in the thefts after the group was found breaking into a vehicle around 3:30 a.m. Monday in Kandiyohi.

The teens told investigators they had gone through more than 100 vehicles in Litchfield, Grove City, Atwater and Kandiyohi on Sunday evening and early Monday morning. A search warrant was executed on the vehicle they were driving and officers located numerous car chargers for cell phones and other electronic equipment, iPods, iPads, folding knives, multi-purpose tools, GPS devices and a small amount of cash.

Please contact the Sheriff's Office at 320-214-6700 ext. 3366 or your local police department if you are missing items. The Meeker County Sheriff's office is working with the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's office on the case, according to Sheriff Jeff Norlin.

The investigation is ongoing, according to Hartog's news release.

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