PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police have arrested two suspects in connection to multiple tire thefts in the area.
Angel Echevarria, 18, and Alexander Reyes, 21, both of Philadelphia, were arrested a little after 4:30 Wednesday morning. Officers were patrolling the area of 700 S. Front Street when they observed a blue 2010 Honda Fit missing all four of its tires (see related story).
After further investigation, the officers discovered two other nearby vehicles, a 1998 Honda Civic and a 2000 Buick Regal, with missing tires. During their investigation, the officers saw Echevarria and Reyes running from the area and entering a 1999 Honda Odyssey, according to authorities.
After the suspects were apprehended, police conducted a search on the Honda Odyssey where they discovered stolen wheels, hydraulic jacks and tools, police said.
The suspects were charged with several thefts including a July 25th incident where the victim reported all four of the wheels on her 2011 Honda Fit missing while it was parked in the 600 block of Catherine Street, and an August 4th incident where the victim reported the wheels on his 2009 Honda missing while it was parked in the 400 block of Queen Street.
Both men have been charged with theft and related offenses.