Three Hutt Valley teenagers broke into about 30 cars in Lower Hutt overnight.
Police found the 15, 16 and 19-year-old males hiding in a stolen Subaru in Kelson about 4.40am this morning after the owner of a car was woken by the sound of his car alarm going off.
Senior Sergeant Marc Clausen of Lower Hutt Police said a large amount of stolen property - including iPods, GPS
car navigation units, car stereo speakers and cell phones - were found in the car with the three teenagers.
"The males admitted that they had walked up most streets in Kelson trying car doors. It is thought that they may have gained entry to about 30 cars that were either parked out on the street or up driveways," Mr Clausen said.
He said car owners should not leave valuable items in their cars and ensure that car doors were locked.
Any Kelson residents who believe their cars were broken in to should contact police.
The 15 and 16-year-olds would be referred to the Police Youth Aid section, Mr Clausen said.
The 19-year-old would appear in the District Court later this week.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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