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Randall Jeppesen, KSL Newsradio Parents are recommended to spend time with their kids, but not like this. A Springville couple has been arrested after they allegedly went on a burglary spree with their young daughter.

When police caught up with the suspects they found it was somewhat of a family outing. Dad was driving the getaway car, Mom would go into open garages and take anything valuable, and they brought their 4-year-old daughter along for the ride.

Lt. Doug Edwards of the Provo Police Department says they were looking specifically for open garages. And among the stolen items recovered was an iPod, a drill, clothing and even a backpack with LDS scriptures.

"We don't often see crooks that take their kids with them. [They're] cutting down on overhead costs, I guess," Edwards said.

He says it's a good reminder to keep the garage door shut, even during the day.

The 4-year-old is now with grandma while the parents face charges.

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