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Cops: 10-year-old boy steals van, crashes into 5 cars

Police say surveillance video shows a 10-year-old boy driving a stolen van into several parked cars on Philadelphia street. WCAU's Katy Zachry reports.

PHILADELPHIA -- A 10-year-old boy who swiped a van and then crashed it into five parked cars in West Philadelphia is expected to be charged with auto theft, police say.

Authorities say the boy made it less than a block after stealing a 2001 white van while the driver was unloading furniture about 12:57 p.m. Sunday, NBCPhildelphia.com reported.


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Investigators say the boy grabbed the keys from the rear door and jumped in the driver's seat. The brief joyride ended when the van crashed into the rear of a fifth parked car.

No one was hurt, according to investigators.

Witnesses detained the boy until police arrived.

The boy's name wasn't released. Police say he'll be charged as a juvenile.

NBCPhiladelphia.com's David Chang contributed to this report.

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