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Suspects charged in connection to more than 15 vehicle break-ins

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Eliot Watkins (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office) Eliot Watkins (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office)
William West (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office) William West (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office)

BOILING SPRING LAKES, NC (WECT) – Two men face charges in connection to more than 15 vehicle break-ins.

Eliot Watkins and William West are both behind bars after police say the two targeted cars parked near Gastonia and Salisbury roads in the city and took about $6,000 worth of GPSes, cell phones, fishing rods and even a gun from unlocked cars.

A call came into 911 in that area for some suspicious activity and that's when officers eventually saw the pair in a truck.

The suspects turned off their headlights and crashed into a pole. Police arrested them at the scene.

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