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Teens Arrested In String of Overnight Thefts From Cars, Fairfield Cops Say

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Fairfield Police Department Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Three Bridgeport teens were arrested early July 6 after they led officers on a brief chase and were found with items stolen from five cars, police said.

Around 2:45 a.m., a passing motorist alerted police to the three boys, who were dressed all in black and acting suspiciously near the intersection of Buena Vista Road and Wilson Street, police said. All three had backpacks.

When officers arrived on the scene, the teens — two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old — ran. Fairfield and Milford K-9 units tracked two of the boys to a detached garage on Valley Road and the third emerged from a backyard on Buena Vista, police said.

The teens were found with $150 cash, an Apple iPhone and a credit card. Also missing in the incident were two sets of headphones, a handbag, four or five pair of sunglasses and an E-ZPass, police said.

The teens also had in their possession an envelope bearing the address of one of the victims that had been left in one of the cars, police said.

Each of the boys was charged with five counts of conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary and five counts of conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny, police said.

One of the teens was involved in a similar incident on July 3, but he was not charged then, police said.

They are scheduled to appear in court on July 14.

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