Atlanta police say a 14-year-old stole a police vehicle from one of their parking garages.

He was stopped and cited without incident a short distance from the garage. Because of his age, police drove the boy home. The vehicle was recovered, Fox5 reports.

His case highlights a shift that is disturbing. Boys between the ages of 13 to 15 are increasingly committing crimes in the Atlanta area, police say.

Darin Schierbaum, the interim APD chief, recently briefed city council members about the arrests of 15-year-old boys that investigators linked to more than fifty car crimes.