MANATEE — Four juveniles were arrested late Saturday after witnesses saw them breaking into vehicles in a Bradenton neighborhood, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
The break-ins were reported in the 1800 block of 36th Avenue East, 3600 block of 19th Street Court East and 3600 block of 19th Street East, according to a news release.
A responding deputy found two of the suspects walking along 36th Avenue East, and a deputy found two others in a parked vehicle nearby. When he approached with his K9, one of the juveniles ran but was caught shortly afterward.
Two of the juveniles told deputies they were acting as lookouts, and one of the juveniles was carrying a knife during the break-ins.
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Property taken during one of the break-ins was returned to the vehicle's owner.