A teen accused of stealing a car from a South Windsor resident and using a stolen credit card admitted to being part of a group of youths from Hartford who have been stealing cars, according to South Windsor Police.
Luis Rodriguez, 18, of Hartford, is accused of stealing a car from South Windsor in August and using the credit card that was in the car.
When detectives interviewed Rodriquez after identifying him as the suspect, he admitted to being part of a group of youths from Hartford who would drive around different towns and go through unlocked cars to look for keys or key fobs so they could take the cars, police said.
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South Windsor police obtained a warrant and served it on Wednesday.
Rodriguez had been charged with third-degree conspiracy to commit burglary, conspiracy to commit larceny in the first degree, conspiracy to commit larceny in the sixth degree and illegal use of a credit card.
He was held on $25,000 surety bond and is due in court today.