Multiple business burglaries cleared

Columbus police believe they have solved 41 business burglaries with the arrest of six juveniles.

Columbus police arrested several juveniles in early August, charging them with loitering and prowling and being in possession of tools for the commission of a crime. Subsequent investigation revealed the suspects were involved in more than three dozen business burglaries around the city, said Burglary and Theft Division Lt. Gil Slouchick.

Slouchick said the spree ran from May to July and included restaurants, gas station convenience stores, cell phone businesses and liquor stores all around Columbus. He did not have an estimate of the amount or value of property taken though he said they took "anything they could get their hands on."

The juveniles were charged and released to their parents.