Local Teen Admits to 100+ Car Break-Ins

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HARRIS COUNTY, GA (WTVM) -  Two East Alabama teens face charges in Lee, Russell, Muscogee and Harris County.

Twenty-year-old Matthew Cole and 17-year-old Kyle Britton, both of Salem, Alabama, were arrested last week by the Lee County Sheriff's Department after arrest warrants were obtained by Harris County investigators.

They were arrested after breaking into several cars and stealing a Chevy Suburban in the Fortson, Georgia area.

Police say the pair then took credit cards they stole and used them in Muscogee County at both the Columbus Park Crossing and Airport Thruway Wal-Mart and other stores in Russell County, Alabama.

When police searched Britton's house in Salem, they found evidence from the car break-ins.

While being questioned by authorities, Britton admitted that he and Cole are responsible for 100 to 200 car break-ins in Lee, Russell, Muscogee and Harris County.

Britton and Cole are in custody in Lee County, Alabama until their extradition to Harris County, Georgia.