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2 charged with breaking into more than 20 cars, most weren't locked

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(WBIR-Knoxville) Knoxville Police say more than 20 cars at two West Knoxville apartment complexes were burglarized early Tuesday morning, and almost all of them were unlocked.

Two men are now charged with the burglaries at the
Country Oak Apartments and West Town Manor apartments. 

Falcon Jacara Martin-Laboroe, 21, of Knoxville is charged with 2 counts of Burglary, Evading Arrest, and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon (Brass Knuckles).  He is being held on a $6,000 bond.  A 17-year old juvenile is charged with 2 counts of Burglary and Evading Arrest.  Additional charges are expected.

KPD says investigators are still trying to determine exactly how many vehicles the two burglarized.  In most cases, the doors were unlocked.

Several of the victims refused to prosecute because either their vehicle was just ransacked or not much was taken.

KPD reminds everyone to lock the doors of your vehicle at all times, and to never leave anything of value in plain view inside your parked vehicle.

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Knoxville Police are questioning two suspects about a rash of vehicle burglaries overnight at two local apartment complexes.

According to KPD, officers were called to the Country Oak Apartments, on Scarlett Oak Court, just after 4:15 am Tuesday morning, on a vehicle burglary.

When they arrived, officers found multiple vehicles with open doors.  They began searching nearby apartment complexes for suspects, and found two people hiding beside a vehicle parked at the West Town Manor Apartments.  They took off, but officers were able to catch one of them and take him into custody.  The other was located and arrested on Papermill Dr. near Weisgarber Rd.

During the investigation, the officers determined that several vehicles had been burglarized in Country Oaks and West Town Manor.

The man and male juvenile suspect are being interviewed, but have not yet been charged.

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