Officers investigating the theft of a vehicle outside a fast-food restaurant in Eastleigh have arrested four teenagers in connection with the incident.
It comes after a report was made to police regarding the theft of a moped at the rear of Papa John’s in Eastleigh at around 2.40pm on Sunday 2 January.
CCTV operators located four teenagers in Eastleigh town centre at around 4.35pm, matching the description given by the fast-food restaurant.
Officers were deployed to the scene and detained all four boys.
During a search, officers locatedd a number of items – including two screwdrivers and a balaclava – which were seized as evidence.
Two 14 year old boys and a 15-year-old boy, all from Southampton, were arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle.
While another 15-year-old boy from Southampton was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and going equipped for theft of a motor vehicle.
They have all been released under investigation, pending further police enquiries.