Benicia PD: Vehicle theft charges for teen who stole truck from parking lot
Photo: Stolen truck recovered after being abandoned (Benicia PD)
BENICIA // Local police capped off 2017 with the arrest of a juvenile for vehicle theft after he stole a truck from a gym parking lot.
Earlier in the day on December 31st, a 17-year-old juvenile reportedly stole the truck owner’s keys while he was working out in the gym, then made off with the truck. Responding officers recognized the teen after reviewing surveillance footage from the parking lot, and the vehicle was found abandoned in a nearby neighborhood a short time later.
Officers quickly tracked down the teen, who admitted to the theft and was placed under arrest.
The truck has also been returned to its owner.