MANATEE -- Two teenagers were arrested after deputies caught them with items stolen from a boat, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
About 12:15 a.m. Monday, a deputy stopped Todd M. Dyson and James Hardy for a bicycle violation at the intersection of Whitfield Avenue and Ninth Street East, according to a news release.
They were carrying an AM/FM marine stereo, a UHF two-way radio and emergency road/signal flares, and told deputies differing stories about how they acquired the items.
When they were placed in a patrol car, they were recorded discussing what story they were going to tell and when confronted, they admitted that they had stolen the items from a boat in a parking lot at 6620 19th St. E., according to the sheriff's office.
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Dyson, 18, and Hardy, also 18, face burglary and theft charges. They were being held at the Manatee County jail on bonds totaling $6,000 each.