Teen Arrested In Madison Vehicle Theft | News
Madison police said a 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent after a robbery early Tuesday morning on the city's far East Side.
Police said a 17-year old robbery victim was able to memorize the license plate of a getaway truck early Tuesday morning, leading to the arrest of one of two suspects.
Police said the victim was walking on Onyx Lane shortly after midnight when a pickup truck stopped and the driver asked if the victim had marijuana.
When the victim said he did not, the driver and a passenger got out of the truck and approached the victim, going through his pockets and stealing his $300 cell phone, Madison police said.
Two hours later, a Dane County sheriff's deputy located the truck parked on Unity Way, according to the Madison Police Department.
Madison police said they determined the truck had been stolen from the Kennedy Heights area on Dec. 27. A Madison police dog helped track the fleeing suspects to a residence on Kanazawa Circle, and two teens, ages 16 and 17, were located, police said.
Madison police said one of the teens had the keys to the stolen truck in his pocket and was arrested on a tentative charge of operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent.
Police said the case remains under investigation, and the second teen is also a person of interest in the crime.