The Tyler Police Department has arrested two 16-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy in relation to car break-ins at two Tyler apartment complexes.

Police said a resident of the Wood Trail apartment complex at 1909 Shiloh Road reported interrupting three teenagers burglarizing a car about 12:20 a.m. Thursday.

The resident told police the teens ran away when approached, according to police.

A second report of an auto burglary was called in shortly before 2:30 a.m. at Alpine Creek Apartments at 4400 Paluxy Drive, police said.

Police said officers found three boys walking down Paluxy Drive and carrying a back pack and flashlights.

Inside the backpack were hundreds of coins, empty purses, jewelry items, phones, phone cords, a phone battery pack and a bluetooth speaker, police said.

Police said the juvenile suspects were taken into custody while officers tried to locate other victims.

Officers said they found about three more cars that had been burglarized.

Police believe the teens are responsible for several car burglaries in Tyler.

The department is asking anyone who is a recent victim of an auto burglary to report it to the Tyler Police Department.

Residents are urged to remove valuables and from their vehicles and to lock their cars at night.