Teen charged with theft at Kohl's

A Bridgeport teen was charged with sixth-degree larceny Thursday after a security guard at Kohl's department store caught him trying to steal flip-flops, police said.

The security guard reportedly watched the 15-year-old take a $40 pair of Nike Comfort Slide flip-flops from a box, conceal them under his jacket, and then walk past the cash registers. The security guard detained him and turned him over to Fairfield police around 7 p.m.

Police released the teenager to his mother's custody on a promise to appear in juvenile court on May 24.