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ATLANTIC CITY — Three teens were charged this past week in the theft of a school teacher’s car, authorities said Friday.

At 5:10 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to the New York Avenue School after a teacher reported her car stolen.

The car key was removed from the teacher’s keychain, police said.

Police contacted Mercedes Benz to obtain information on the car’s location. The manufacturer’s GPS located the car about a half-mile away in the 1100 block of Commodore Avenue, police said.

Officer Armani Rex found the car and saw three boys exiting the vehicle. Police said the boys ran from the area after seeing the officer.

Rex and Detective Garry Stowe chased and arrested 16-year-old and 17-year old suspects. Both were charged with joyriding. Police said the 17-year-old was found to have several bags of marijuana in his pants pocket. He was additionally charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone.

The driver, a 13-year-old boy, was located later. Police said the boy was one of the teacher’s students and had the car key. He was charged with receiving stolen property.

All three teens were released to the custody of a parent or guardian.

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Joined the Press in November 2016. Graduate of Quinnipiac University. Previously worked as a freelance reporter in suburban Philadelphia and news/talk radio producer.

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