FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A group of 19 teenagers and children as young as 9 are accused of stealing over $1.1 million worth of various vehicles from local car dealerships, Winston-Salem police say, WSOC reports.
Winston-Salem police said that the suspects are accused of stealing about 50 cars and their ages range from 9 to 16.
They are accused of stealing the cars from from Winston-Salem and Kernersville dealerships since around the middle of March.
A 19-year-old suspect has been charged in connection to the break-ins with possession of s stolen motor vehicle.
The Forsyth County Department of Juvenile Justice has denied the Winston-Salem Police Department’s requests to detain the children.
The investigation is ongoing.