Maryland State Police say a 17-year-old Catonsville boy has been arrested in connection with a string of thefts from cars in Maryland and Delaware.
The investigation began Dec. 28 after several car break-ins and thefts over a two week span in the West Ocean City area.
Police, meanwhile, were investigating 24 similar thefts in the Selbyville, Del. area. Two handguns were reported stolen in those thefts.
In all, 76 vehicles were targeted. A credit card taken from one vehicle was used at several Eastern Shore stores. A video image of a person using the card, and a witness to that transaction, helped police identify the teen's vehicle.
The teen was arrested at his home. His name has not been released. Police recovered stolen property and two firearms.
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