The Charlotte Observer
Twin brothers were arrested days apart in the Florida Panhandle after they were both seen stealing multiple vehicles, officials said.
It started when a truck stolen in Crestview was recovered 45 miles southeast in Freeport on Sunday, April 10, according to a news release from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies say they saw a male with red hair fleeing the area where the vehicle was found. The 19-year-old was arrested on April 11 after he was found “loitering and prowling” in someone’s backyard, according to deputies.
The next day, a male with “sneakingly similar features” was seen on surveillance footage stealing a Chevrolet Silverado in Freeport. The vehicle was later found about 20 miles northeast in Red Bay, deputies said.
On April 13, video showed two males stealing a Monte Carlo and returning to steal a Jeep minutes later. Deputies say “one of them was described as having red, curly hair.”
The car thefts streak ended on April 14 after deputies said they arrested another 19-year-old — the twin brother of the male arrested days earlier.
The sheriff’s office is investigating a link between the brothers and the arrest of three others responsible for several vehicle burglaries in the area, according to the release.