Men Arrested in Willoughby Theft Ring

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WILLOUGHBY, OH — Three men are facing charges after allegedly breaking into cars in Willoughby.

On September 6, police say two men, ages 19 and 21, broke into cars on Peach Boulevard and S. Beachview Road. The pair was arrested at Northlane Condominiums where they had GPS units that were stolen from the vehicles.

They were charged with receiving stolen property.

Also on September 6, two residents on Waterford Drive reported thefts from their cars overnight.

According to Willoughby police, a purse and credit cards were taken from one vehicle. A wallet, firearm, and work gear were taken from a second car.

The items were recovered at the same Northlane Condominiums building where the previous suspects were arrested.

A 21-year-old East Cleveland man was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property, possessing a stolen firearm, and possessing a firearm under a disability.

A search warrant was later executed at the building and the additional items believed to have been stolen were recovered.

The two men arrested earlier were charged with additional counts of receiving stolen property.

The investigation is ongoing.