Two teenagers have been arrested and charged with breaking into several cars in Cherokee County. Lt. Jay Baker with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office tells WSB the two hit three unlocked cars in the Town Lake Hills East subdivision off of Town Lake Parkway around 8 o'clock Tuesday morning, but they didn't get far.
"While they (deputies) were talking to one of the victims, they saw a suspicious vehicle leaving the subdivision and they were able to get behind that vehicle and get it pulled over," said Baker.
Eric Mitcham, 18, and a 16-year-old were both arrested and charged with three counts of entering an auto.
"They actually did not have any property on them or in the vehicle. Investigators believe that the property was hidden in the woods nearby. Apparently, they knew the
deputies were in the area, but evidence was obtained that linked them to those thefts," said Baker.
Baker says they're looking into the possibility that the teens, who live nearby, may be responsible for similar crimes.
"One of them lives in the Eagle Watch subdivision and one of them lives in the Bridgemill subdivision. And both of those locations by the way, we have had entering autos. So, we'll certainly be going back to the entering autos that haven't been solved and see if they are linked to those in anyway," said Baker.