FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A pair of 11-year-old Bridgeport boys were accused of breaking into a Fairfield garage to steal bicycles Monday, police say.
A Webb Road resident called police Monday to report a group of suspicious boys in the neighborhood. The boys matched the description of a group that had broken into a garage on that street to take two bicycles the day before, the caller said. The theft had not been reported to police, but the bikes’ owner later told officers that a $230 boys bike and a $400 girls’ bike had been taken from an unlocked garage on Sunday.
A group of five boys scattered around the area when officers arrived, according to police reports. Two were stopped immediately, and three others were later found on Villa Avenue and Hughes Street over the Bridgeport border. The boy on Hughes Street had a blue girls’ bike that matched the one stolen from Webb Road the day before, police say.
Two of the boys, both 11 and from Bridgeport, admitted to going into the garage and taking the bikes while the others acted as lookouts, according to police reports. They also told police they had returned to the area that day to find more, police say.
One of the suspects agreed to show police where to find the other bikes. Officers found the stolen boys’ bike from Webb Road and a third bike that police are attempting to match to other burglaries reported in the area.
The two juveniles were charged with third-degree burglary, a felony, and sixth-degree larceny, a misdemeanor. They were released to their guardians Monday and are due in court Oct. 1.