Manatee Deputies say they have broken up a gang that had been breaking into cars

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MANATEE COUNTY, FL (WWSB) - Manatee County Sheriff Deputies have arrested three men who they say had broken into cars around the county. 

The suspects have been identified as 18-year-old David Schwerha, 17-year-old Christopher Dumont, and 21-year-old Christopher Lemachener.

Earlier this week, deputies were called to Lexington Drive in Parrish. They found Schwerha looking into parked cars with a flashlight. In possession of stolen property, he was arrested, questioned, and provided evidence that led to the other two arrests.

The group is accused of of more then 30 vehicle burglaries in the east and northern part of the county. Most of the vehicles were unlocked.  All three are being charged with burglary and fraudulent use of credit cards stolen during the burglaries.  

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