Three Bridgeport teens were seen trying to steal a motor scooter from the Fairfield Metro train station Friday night, police said, and now face charges.
Carl James, 18, of West Liberty Street in Bridgeport, and 13- and 14-year-old youths were seen by a witness cutting the chain off a 2012 Velocity scooter. The three then carried off the scooter, valued at $1,500, and hid it behind a box truck in the parking lot. According to the report, they damaged the starter on the scooter.
They were found a short distance away on Kings Highway.
All three were charged with third-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny, second-degree criminal trover and possession of burglary tools.
Police said they found a pair of red bolt cutters and a pry bar near the scene, and James had a pair of wire cutters and vice-grip pliers in his possession.
James was released on a promise to appear Sept. 24 in Bridgeport Superior Court, while the two juveniles were released to their parents and are scheduled to appear Sept. 27 in juvenile court.