Published On: Tue, Nov 5th, 2019

Lake Worth Man Steals Car with Two Children Inside

Recent reports state, a Lake Worth Beach man thought he was stealing a car in Palm Beach County when he realized there were two children inside.

22-year-old suspect Wilmer Abrego noticed a Toyota Highlander parked and running in  front of a mobile home park in Palm Beach County.

The mobile home park was the Case Del Monte located in the 6200 block of the 16th Way South.

According to WPTV, the owner of the car stated she had just run inside her house when she heard a noise coming from where her car was parked. When she finally heard the noise, she noticed her car was being driven away with her children in it.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Abrego has admitted to stealing the Toyota on the night of November 1st but he did not intend on their being two children inside.

Abrego was captured by Deputies after he crashed into a curb near Abby Rd. and Forest Hill Blvd. and took off on foot.

The arrest report stated the children were not hurt.

Abrego was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail for charges of grand theft auto and false imprisonment.

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