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Tuscaloosa burglary suspect picks wrong car

(photos source Tuscaloosa Police Dept.) (photos source Tuscaloosa Police Dept.)

By Kelvin Reynolds

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Tuscaloosa Police say two suspected car burglars picked the wrong car this monring.

Officers charged Brandon Alexander Hinton and Johnny Terrell Sledge with seven counts of breaking into a motor vehicle. Investigators accuse the pair of breaking into a police bait car, an undercover police car outfitted with silent alarms parked in high crime areas and other places.    

Police responded to the bait car's alarm just after 2 a.m. Tuesday in the 1900 block of Rice Mine Road. They caught the alleged suspects, one of which was carrying a .22 caliber handgun.

After questioning the pair, officers charged them with seven car burglaries. Captain Phil Simpson tells FOX6 News police believe the suspects were involved in at least seven car burglaries from apartment complexes north of the River.

"In all the cases, they broke into cars where the door weren't locked," Simpson said.

Both suspects were being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on bonds of $105,000.

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