12-year-old faces more than 80 charges connected to Griffin car thefts

He isn’t even old enough to drive a car, yet police accuse a 12-year-old boy of breaking into dozens of cars in Griffin. 

The Griffin Police Department announced the peculiar case of a 12-year-old facing criminal charges related to a string of car break-ins. Police say the child was hit with 89 different charges, and more could be on the way.

Officers arrested the boy on Wednesday. They said several businesses along North Expressway Corridor had reported car thefts over the past month and had camera footage that helped them identify their juvenile suspect.

The boy, who has not been named due to his age, has been charged with 84 counts of entering auto and an additional five counts of criminal trespass. Officials say even more charges are pending.

Police are not releasing the boy's name because he’s a minor. 

Anyone with any information in this case is encouraged to call the Griffin Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 770-229-6452.