Man helps police nab teen car break-in suspects

Ryan Debran and Cody Love. Source: BCDC
Ryan Debran and Cody Love. Source: BCDC

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Two teens who police say broke into a number of cars in a Summerville shopping center parking lot on Nov. 10 were arrested early Sunday morning thanks to the help of a concerned citizen.

Police have arrested 18-year-old Ryan Debran and 17-year-old Cody Love. Both men were charged with multiple counts of auto breaking and entering and multiple counts of malicious damage to personal property.

According to a police report, the two suspects broke into multiple cars in the Azalea Square shopping center Saturday night.

Police say the duo stole a number of high-dollar items from the cars, including an Xbox 360 game console, laptops and a camera.

The report states a man who was picking his wife up from the shopping center at 12:20 a.m. on Nov. 11 was informed by Khols employees that multiple cars in the parking lot had been broken in to.

While driving towards Target to see if he could find the suspects, he spotted a car speeding off from the area of the break-ins. The man followed them as they drove away from the shopping center and called police.

Holly Hill police officers met up with the concerned citizen, who was still following the suspects, and pulled the suspects over on Boyer Road in Holly Hill.

Debran and Love admitted to officers they broke into the cars using a tire iron, and they had stolen items in their car.

The two teens were turned over to the Summerville Police department and transported to the Berkeley County Detention Center.