Two teenagers from Leighton Buzzard were among four people arrested in connection with a spate of thefts from motor vehicles in Staffordshire.
Five vehicles were broken into in Newcastle-under-Lyme and seven vehicles were targeted in the Longton area.
The male offenders were stopped by officers outside McDonalds on Festival Park shortly after 4am on January 16. A number of items were recovered from the vehicle.
A 16 and 19-year-old from Leighton Buzzard, a 17-year-old from Dublin and a 21-year-old from Stoke-on-Trent have all been arrested on suspicion of theft.
All four remain in police custody and an investigation is ongoing.