Six Florida teens are accused of stealing a man’s life savings and blowing it on jewelry, cars and even gold teeth.
A St. Lucie County Sheriff’s report says the teens — ages 14 to 16 — were all in custody on other crimes when they were arrested Monday following a two-month investigation.
News outlets report Brett Browning reported a burglary April 27 after arriving home to find his garage door open and a 2014 Porsche Cayman, valued at $50,000, missing.
According to the Sheriff, the gang of suspects stole a safe from inside the home, along with two handguns and the vehicle. The safe contained more than $200,000 in cash. It was found empty later the same day. The vehicle was recovered in Delray Beach several days later.
“Over the course of the last two months, the thorough work of our detectives and crime scene technicians have led us to identify these six individuals and their extensive history of similar crimes throughout the South Florida region,” said Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.
One teen told investigators they knocked on doors in the upscale neighborhood in North Hutchinson Island and entered Browning’s home when no one answered.
They face multiple charges including grand theft.