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3 Minnesotans arrested in Florida after break-in at private marina

The suspects said they jumped the marina fence to take photos of yachts.

Three Minnesotans were arrested in southern Florida, with two of them accused of breaking into a marina to take photos of yachts. 

According to the Martin County, Florida, Sheriff's Office, 27-year-old Robert Abts and 20-year-old Nikolas Davey, both of Long Prairie, Minnesota, scaled a locked fence at a private boatyard while 18-year-old Spencer Sands, also from Minnesota, stood watch from a nearby bridge. 

The marina's security company called police and deputies took the men into custody.

Abts and Davey apparently told police they jumped the fence because they wanted to take photos of yachts, the sheriff's office said. 

While Abts and Davey were arrested and charged with criminal trespassing, Sands was arrested and charged for drug possession. 

The Martin County Sheriff's Office says this time every year, "thieves travel to the Treasure Coast to steal boats, boat motors, electronic equipment, and fishing gear. This annual crime costs boat and business owners millions of dollars."

"In this case, the three men came for boat photos but left with booking photos," the sheriff's office said, adding "We may never know their true intentions for passing through."

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