Two people were arrested in connection with a rash of car break-ins across central Ohio.
Police said the two suspects are part of a group of three people believed to have committed the thefts from vehicles in parking lots, at parks, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and various fitness centers.
Westerville Police said that they believe the thieves are connected to up to 50 cases of car break-ins spanning Union, Madison, Delaware and Franklin counties.
"Once he picked a car, he would just kind of hang in the area and just walk around and act like he's talking on the phone, nonchalant. And then once the moment was right, when no one was around - he'd just break into the car," said Detective Larry French of the Westerville Division of Police.
Police said the suspects allegedly used stolen credit cards to buy dozens of gift cards with them.
They are contacting more victims and plan to take the case to a Delaware County Grand Jury once the investigation is complete.
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