Teenage girls sitting in stolen car apprehended at mall, Trumbull police say

Two teenage girls sitting in a stolen blue Hyundai Sonata were apprehended in a Westfield Trumbull Mall parking lot Tuesday, according to Trumbull police. Both girls were wearing ankle monitors, police said.

Two teenage girls sitting in a stolen blue Hyundai Sonata were apprehended in a Westfield Trumbull Mall parking lot Tuesday, according to Trumbull police. Both girls were wearing ankle monitors, police said.

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TRUMBULL — Two teenage girls being monitored by a GPS were discovered sitting in a stolen car in a mall parking lot on Tuesday, according to local police. 

The girls were arrested and charged with second-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny, Lt. Brian Weir, public information officer for the Trumbull Police Department, said. They were scheduled to appear Wednesday in Middletown Juvenile Court, Weir said.

Weir said officers patrolling Westfield Trumbull Mall around noon Tuesday discovered a blue Hyundai Sonata parked in the JCPenney parking lot had been reported stolen to Cheshire police on Christmas Day. Officers found the car occupied by a 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl, both of Meriden, according to Weir. Marijuana was present, Weir said.

Both girls were wearing ankle monitors, according to Weir. Officers discovered the 14-year-old was the subject of an active arrest warrant out of Meriden, Weir said. Her ankle monitor had been prescribed to track her whereabouts due to her alleged earlier involvement in criminal activities, Weir said.

The girls were taken into custody without incident, Weir said. The 14-year-old girl was later turned over to Meriden police, and the 15-year-old girl was released into the custody of her mother, Weir said.

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