2 arrested in spare key car thefts, Seminole County deputies say
Updated On: Oct 31 2013 02:04:13 PM EDT
Two men were arrested for using hidden spare keys to steal cars last week in Seminole County, deputies said.
Officers said that Calaisi Gomes, 18, and a 17-year-old partner were charged with grand theft after stealing two cars in the Altamonte Springs and Apopka areas.
Deputies discovered one of the stolen cars in a parking lot with a wallet containing one of the suspect's identification inside.
Spare keys kept inside of vehicles resulted in 40 percent of stolen cars last year, according to the City-County Auto Theft Task Force. They say leaving a spare key inside of a vehicle is an open invitation to car thieves and should never be done.