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Bibb teens accused of Houston burglary spree

WARNER ROBINS — Four Bibb County teenagers are accused of multiple commercial burglaries in Warner Robins during a two-week crime spree in June, police said.

The teenagers, all boys ages 15 and 16, are being held at the Crisp County Youth Detention Center after a hearing Thursday afternoon in Houston County Juvenile Court, said Houston County sheriff’s Capt. Jerry Stewart, head of the sheriff’s juvenile division.

The purpose of the hearing was to determine whether the teenagers should be held in detention pending a hearing on the charges in Juvenile Court, Stewart said.

The teenagers will remain in detention until the next hearing, which will likely take place in three weeks, he said.

The teenagers are accused of stealing an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise from six businesses, with one establishment burglarized four times, Warner Robins police Lt. Chris Rooks said.

The burglaries happened between June 15 and June 29, police said.

The businesses burglarized were Quick Stop convenience store at 218 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. on June 15, June 19, June 24 and June 25; Telepage, 207 Russell Parkway, June 25; Cuts by Us, 207 Russell Parkway, June 25; Papa John’s Pizza, 810 Russell Parkway, June 29; Radio Shack, 808 Russell Parkway, June 29; and Hibbett Sports, 2622 Watson Blvd., June 29.

Also, the teenagers were charged with the theft of a 1997 Honda Accord from a Warner Robins apartment complex June 29. The car was recovered the same day abandoned on Faubus Avenue in Macon.

Anyone with information related to the incidents is asked to contact Warner Robins police detectives Shane Mann or Karen Stokes at 929-6911.

To contact Becky Purser, call 923-3109, extension 243.

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