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Three teens arrested after break-in at Woodland Mall

Posted: 6:09 AM, Aug 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-16 12:13:53-04

KENTWOOD, Mich. -- Three people are in police custody accused of breaking into Woodland Mall early Friday.

Kentwood police say it appears they broke in through a glass door and stole items from a cell phone kiosk, a jewelry kiosk and a clothing store.

Police say they used the stolen phones to track down the suspects which lead to a  heavy police presence down the road on Grand Rapids' SE side.

A total of three teens, ages 16 and under, are now in police custody but there are two teens still at large.

Investigators are now working to get a search warrant to go inside the home of the suspects.

In a statement, Woodland Mall said:

We are grateful for the fast work of our security firm, Allied Universal, and to Kentwood Police Department, for their quick response to this morning’s break-in. We are cooperating fully with KPD in its investigation and look forward to those responsible for the roberries to be brought to justice.