TRUMBULL, Conn. -- Two Bridgeport teens were arrested in a stolen car after helping a friend steal a motorcycle in Trumbull this weekend.
On Saturday afternoon, a Cheshire resident arranged through Craigslist to sell his Honda motorcycle to a prospective buyer at a prearranged location at the Hawley Lane Mall in Trumbull, police said. Two Bridgeport teens arrived with a third young male, who drove off on the motorcycle and was never located or identified, police said.
The two 17-year-old Bridgeport residents then fled in a 2009 Honda Accord, which was later determined to be stolen from Waterbury, police said. Officers in the area quickly located the car in a nearby parking lot and tracked down the two teens, who had run away on foot, according to police. Stratford Police assisted in their arrest, along with several witnesses who saw what had occurred, police said.
The motorcycle, which was valued at $3,000, was not recovered. The two teens were charged with third-degree larceny and sixth-degree larceny, and were referred to Juvenile Court in Bridgeport.
"CraigsList is an online website that is commonly used to connect buyers and sellers through the internet, using a minimal exchange of identification," Trumbull Police said. "Police are warning area residents to use caution with such websites, since several similar thefts have occurred recently when these sales meetings were arranged at public locations."
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