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Lottery tickets, e-cigs recovered after gas station burglary; three teens arrested

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Posted at 1:14 PM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 14:14:46-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Police arrested three teenagers after a gas station in Nashville was burglarized overnight.

The incident happened around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday at a Mapco on Harding Pike.

A Metro police officer was patrolling the area and spotted four teens in the parking lot. They drove away and later stopped on Gaywood Drive after the driver hit a guardrail.

Two stayed in the car but the other two ran away. Officers caught up to one of them but a fourth remains at large.

Police said the teens are 15, 16 and 17. They found several stolen items from inside their car, including lottery tickets, JUUL e-cigarettes, cigarettes, food, drink and toiletries.

Police say they used a brick to break the front glass of the store. The suspects -- two boys and a girl -- have all been charged with burglary, evading arrest, leaving the scene of an accident and violating curfew.