WAXHAW, N.C. -- Five Union County teens are accused of breaking into vehicles during a two month period.
The Union County Sheriff's Office said Joshua King, Justin King, Ausitn Meeks, Nicholas Castaldi and Charles Tunstall all face larceny and possession of stolen property charges after breaking into several cars in the Hunter Oaks subdivision.
The spree, which began in June, consisted of iPods, GPS units, firearms and in three of incidents the victim's vehicles were stolen. The group of teens were implicated in nine separate offenses and larcenies and damages are estimated around $75,000, authorities said.
Sheriff Cathey said that the monetary loss and damages were immense with the thefts of the vehicles, several of which were damaged during crashes or intentionally damaged by the teens. The vehicles have all been recovered and investigators also recovered a firearm that was stolen during the spree.
The teens were also implicated in a break-in at the Hunter Oaks Community Pool House which is managed by the Hunter Oaks Home Owner's Association, authorities said.
All five teens were given secured bonds and have court appearances in November.