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Car break-in suspects caught using stolen credit cards

By Evrod Cassimy – bio | email 

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) – Two car break-in suspects are caught after they allegedly went on a shopping spree with stolen credit cards. Police believe Wynton Elrod and Kevin Boykin are responsible for at least one car break-in in Henrico's Wyndham neighborhood.

There are no cars parked in the driveway after several of the homeowner's vehicles were broken into. The homeowner was too afraid to go on camera but says her credit cards were stolen. She's thankful though that there have been arrests made in this case. Over the past two months there has been an increase in car break-ins in the Wyndham neighborhood in Henrico County. Now, Henrico Police think they've caught the people responsible.

19-year-old Wynton Elrod and 21-year-old Kevin Boykin were arrested and charged in connection with these crimes. We stopped by one of the suspect's home tonight looking for answers but the person who answered the door had no comment.

Police tell us that someone was seen looking into cars in the area. Later that day they believe the two suspects broke into a car nearby and stole credit cards from a vehicle and used them at a Short Pump department store. Neighbors are slowly becoming aware of the problem. They're even taking their own steps to keep their property safe.

"We always have the cars locked," said Wyndham resident, Kevin Phealon. "We don't let the kids walk the dog anymore. We're always walking the dog so and when they're going to their friends house we're always going with them and don't let them go on their own."

These two suspects are facing a number of charges including grand larceny and credit card theft. A third suspect is still on the loose. The homeowner tells me that she is still missing her purse. Police tell us it's always important to make sure your car doors are locked.

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