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February 15, 2013

Police: 12-year-old stole rental car

UPPER DARBY — Police say a 12-year-old boy broke into a rental car agency outside Philadelphia and drove off with a sport-utility vehicle.

The Delaware County Daily Times reports it happened at an Enterprise Rent-A-Car office in Upper Darby. Police say the boy broke into the office and took the keys to the SUV sometime last weekend. Employees noticed the car missing Saturday.

Then, on Sunday, police say an employee saw a boy trying to get in the building and confronted him. Investigators say they later found the keys to the stolen SUV in his pocket.

The 12-year-old was charged with theft, burglary and receiving stolen property and released to his mother. Police are reviewing surveillance footage to determine if a 10-year-old friend also may have been involved.

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