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Tyler Police arrested three juveniles, two 16-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy accused of auto break-ins at two Tyler apartment complexes on Thursday. 

Police said a resident of the Wood Trail apartment complex at 1909 Shiloh Road reported interrupting three teenagers in the act of an alleged car burglary about 12:20 a.m. Thursday. 

The resident told police the suspects ran away when they were approached, according to the police department. 

A second report of an auto burglary was called in shortly before 2:30 a.m. at Alpine Creek Apartments at 4400 Paluxy Drive, according to the department. 

Police said officers were in the area looking for the suspects when they located three juveniles with a backpack and flashlights walking down Paluxy Drive. 

Officers searched the backpack and found hundreds of coins, several empty purses, miscellaneous jewelry items, several phones, phone cords, a phone battery pack, a bluetooth speaker and part of a felt covered console tray from a Chrysler, according to police. 

Police said the juveniles were taken into custody while officers tried to located other victims. 

Officers found about three more cars that the suspects possibly burglarized, according to police. 

Police believe the suspects are responsible for numerous auto burglaries in Tyler.

The department is asking anyone who is a recent victim of an auto burglary and have not reported it to report the incident to the Tyler Police Department.

Residents are urged to remove valuables from their vehicles and to lock their cars at night. 

TWITTER: @LouAnnCampbell

Crime and Breaking News Reporter

I started working at the Tyler Morning Telegraph in June 2016. I am a retired U.S. Air Force Sr. Master Sergeant. After a 21-year military career, in Security Forces, the military police of the Air Force, I went back to college and studied journalism.

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