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posted: 1/9/2013 9:54 AM

2 southern Illinois teens accused of stealing mail

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Associated Press

BENTON -- Authorities in two southern Illinois counties are trying to reconnect rural residents with mail they allege was stolen by two teenagers.

Prosecutors in Franklin County have charged two 17-year-old girls with felony theft. The Associated Press routinely doesn't name juveniles charged with crimes.

Authorities say the mail was taken from rural residences in Franklin and Williamson counties.

The teens were arrested Saturday in a vehicle matching the description from someone who witnessed one of the thefts.

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