Surveillance Video Captures Teens Stealing Car Keys at Rec Center

El Paso News
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El Paso Police arrest a teenage girl for stealing a car from the Don Haskins Rec Center last month.

According to police, a teenage boy was playing basketball at the Westside recreation center June 4, when he left his car keys on a bench.  Investigators say surveillance video shows Princess Perez, 17, along with another girl and two boys, walking into the rec center, directly to the bench where the keys were left and immediately leaving.

The following day, police say an officer saw a car parked at Johnson Basin Park after hours.  A check of the vehicle revealed the vehicle was the same 2009 Honda Accord reported stolen the day before from the rec center.  Police say a Perez and Emmanuel Del Moro, 17, were booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility charged with being in the park after hours.  Three other juveniles, ages 12, 15 and 17, were also cited.  Police say the five juveniles were found together at the playground where a handgun was also found.

Police say a 16-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy who were already in Juvenile Detention for an unrelated matter are also facing charges in relation to the vehicle theft.

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