5 Florida Keys Teens Arrested After Snapchat Video Leads to Burglary

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    Monroe County Sheriff's Office
    Kevin Hawthorne

    Five Florida Keys teens were arrested after authorities say they targeted a home after seeing a Snapchat video that led them to believe there was a lot of money inside.

    The burglary happened on Aug. 12 at the home on Stock Island, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said.

    Authorities said one of the suspects, a 15-year-old boy, had seen a Snapchat video of his cousin holding a large amount of money, so the teens made a plan to break in to the cousin's house.

    Two of the teens used a pry bar to force their way inside the home but their noise woke up the family's dogs. The 15-year-old's aunt also woke up and confronted the teens, who fled the house with a laptop, authorities said.

    The woman later led detectives to her nephew, who was arrested along with another 15-year-old, a 16-year-old, a 17-year-old and 18-year-old Kevin Hawthorne. All of the teens were charged with burglary and grand theft.

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