BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) – They are accused of stealing nine cars in Nelson County and investigators said the suspects did not even have their drivers licenses.
Police believe the three juveniles that have been caught in this case are the only suspects, but not only are they facing charges, so are their parents.
"They just started like happening one right after the other," said Officer Tom Blair, Bardstown Police.
For the last three weeks, Bardstown Police have had their share of car thefts. Nine autos have been stolen and all have been recovered except one. Some were damaged and police blame three 15 and 16-year-olds.
Police said they searched different businesses and homes for unlocked cars. "Some of the vehicles had the keys left in them or on the dash or in the glove box," said Blair.
Blair said he believes they were stealing the cars on the north side of the city, just to get to the south, where another friend lived.
"They needed a ride, so they took whatever they could get," said Blair.
Emma Madison lives on Camptown Road, her partner's Ford truck was taken right out of the driveway on Sunday.
"He had come out to go get the Sunday paper," said Madison. When he realized it was gone, they immediately called police.
"Within about three hours they had found the truck and the boys were still in it," said Madison.
Nelson County deputies were able to stop the car and put a stop to this ongoing spree.
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