Three juvenile males were each charged with sixth-degree larceny around Tuesday night after they were accused of trying to steal clothes from Kohl's department store, 290 Tunxis Hill Road.

Two of the boys hid clothing in a backpack and one put on a pair of the store's jeans over his own jeans, police said. However, store security staff watched the boys as they went into a dressing room and then left with clothing from the store. One of the boys attempted to steal $282 worth of items while the other two each stole a single article of clothing, police said.

All three youths were released on a promise to appear Nov. 10 at Bridgeport Superior Court for Juvenile Matters and Detention Center.

About the same time at Kohl's, New Britain resident Leonard Frank, 28, was charged with fifth-degree larceny for allegedly trying to push a cart with merchandise -- a Dyson ball vacuum -- from the store without paying, police said.

As Frank attempted to leave, a security alarm was triggered. When confronted, Frank ran from the store toward Villa Avenue, police said. He was stopped by officers a short time later.

He was released on a promise to appear Nov. 10 in Bridgeport Superior Court.