FAIRFIELD — Two Bridgeport men were arrested after allegedly taking almost $400 worth of tires from Fairfield Tire & Auto Center.

Around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, police stopped a pickup truck and found approximately 15 tires piled in the cargo bed. The tires, police said, were worth approximately $375 total.

The owner of Fairfield Tire & Auto Center said the tires, which he’d been planning to sell for scrap, were taken without his permission.

Police arrested the car’s driver, 61-year-old Julio Velasquez, and passenger, 46-year-old Julio Armando Figueroa. Both Bridgeport men were charged with sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny. Both were released on written promises to appear in court on Nov. 4.

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