EXCLUSIVE: Police looking for teens accused of stealing truck from dealership

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Surveillance video allegedly shows a group of kids stealing a truck from a dealership in Upper Kirby.

The Houston Police Department is looking for three boys who allegedly stole a pickup truck from a car dealership during business hours.

Security cameras at River Oaks Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram caught these kids in action, president Alan Helfman says.



"This is just a brazen act that these kids would come into the showroom, go into the internet department and find a set of keys on the desk," Helfman said, "They should be at home studying."

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The theft happened Saturday around 9pm as the business was about to close. Helfman noticed the truck missing Wednesday evening. He said his employees have seen the boys before and the trio acts like they are raising money for a football team or baseball team.

The boys are no strangers to the rest of the business community in the Upper Kirby area.

"I seen these guys. They walk around with little papers in their hands," Mister Car Wash employee, Jecoby Toussaint said. "We've run them out of the lot before."

A manager at Express Lube has a similar story.

"My cashier told them, 'You have to leave," and they got mad and grabbed popcorn and just threw it everywhere," Ronnie Simon said, "They're bad kids."

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The Houston Police Department's auto theft division is investigating the crime. They have not identified the suspects yet.

Helfman hopes the boys' parents -- if not police -- discipline them.

"These kids are on the wrong path, in the wrong direction. If these kids are out there stealing cars at twelve to fourteen years old," Helfman said. "Give them a spanking or whatever. They need something."

If you have any information about the stolen black 2006 Nissan Frontier pickup truck or the boys involved, call CrimeStoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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