Bridgeport Women Arrested for Attempted Carjacking

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    Bridgeport Police Department
    Chanel Thomas-Jones, 20 (left), and Shanique Roberts, 18 (right), are facing charges after police say they tried to steal a woman's car Tuesday evening.

    Two young women from Bridgeport are facing charges after trying to steal a woman’s car while she was driving home from work Tuesday, according to police.

    Police said the victim approached an officer parked on Laurel Avenue and told him two strange women had approached her and attempted to steal her car.

    The victim said one suspect stepped in front of the car, then opened the driver’s side door and demanded her keys. They were about to get in when they noticed the police cruiser nearby and ran off.

    Chanel Thomas-Jones, 20, and Shanique Roberts, 18, both of Bridgeport, were arrested in connection with the incident.

    They’re charged with attempted robbery, attempted carjacking and breach of peace.