2 F’ville teens busted Thursday for multiple thefts from Planterra Ridge vehicles
Peachtree City police are expecting to file more charges against two Fayetteville teenagers now in the Fayette County Jail for felony theft, according to Public Information Officer Captain Rosanna Dove.
“George Kshawn Hampton, IV (a 17-year-old African-American male from Princeton Chase, Fayetteville, GA) and Abdiel Henriquez-Sanchez (an 18-year-old Hispanic male from West Lane, Fayetteville, GA) were arrested at Henriquez-Sanchez’s residence during the evening hours of March 10,” Dove said in a press release Friday morning.
The two are accused “in connection with the numerous thefts from unlocked vehicles that occurred in the Planterra Ridge subdivision between March 6 and March 7, 2011,” Dove said.
Here’s what led to the arrests:
“On March 10, 2011, an investigator with the Peachtree City Police Department responded to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office after receiving information that an item linked to these crimes had been turned in to their office. After confirming that the item found did belong to a victim in Peachtree City, investigators from both agencies were able to locate the two offenders who are responsible for the crimes.
The two are currently charged with one count of entering auto, a felony, Dove said.
“While the investigator has identified at least one item stolen in Peachtree City, not all items have been identified or recovered. This investigation is currently ongoing and as more property is recovered, victims will be notified,” Dove said.
A reward of up to $1,000 had been offered for information leading to the arrest and convictions of those responsible. Dove on Friday said information relating to the origin of the tip could not be released at this time.
Dove reminded citizens to always lock their vehicles and to remove any valuable items. Doing these two tasks will significantly reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of this type of crime, she said.