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3 teens arrested after stealing multiple cars in north Columbus

Police said they were called to the area of Arborwood Drive on a report of a stolen car around 2:30 p.m.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — SWAT was called to an apartment complex in north Columbus Friday afternoon after multiple reports of stolen cars in the area.

Police said they were called to the area of Arborwood Drive on a report of a robbery around 2:30 p.m.

Columbus police say three teens stolen multiple vehicles on Morse Road around 2:30 p.m. Two of the cars were involved in crashes, injuring an elderly individual.

The teens fled the scene to an apartment complex on Arborwood Drive where they barricaded themselves inside.

A SWAT team was called to the scene around 3:10 p.m.

No one else was inside the unit, according to police. 

A spokesperson for Columbus police said the three individuals have been arrested multiple times in the past and are suspects in a police crackdown on teens stealing vehicles in Columbus neighborhoods.

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