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UPDATE: Two juveniles arrested, another identified in Hancock High locker room theft

Two teens have arrested on petit larceny charges and a third person has been identified in the Friday-night locker-room theft of Gulfport High School football players’ property at Hancock High School.

Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam said two teens and an adult are responsible for stealing several items — including 10 cellphones — from the visitors’ locker room during the football game.

Adam did not release the name of the adult.

He said some of the stolen items have been recovered and deputies are questioning those they arrested on the whereabouts of the rest of the property.

The thieves got into the locker room through an unlocked door at the gymnasium, Adam said.

Gulfport School District spokeswoman M.C. Price said in a statement: “Gulfport School District is aware of the incident that happened last night at the Hancock High School vs. Gulfport High School varsity football game. While this incident is still under investigation, we would like to thank the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department along with the Hancock High School administrators for working diligently to resolve this matter.”

Justin Vicory: 228-896-2326, @justinvicory

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