#Bridgeport, CT — Jan. 15, 2014 – Two city women face attempted robbery and attempted carjacking charges after an incident on Laurel Avenue Tuesday evening.

Officer Damien Csech was completing paperwork on a motor vehicle stop he conducted when a woman approached and told him two females had just tried to rob her. She told him the incident had just happened and the women were on foot. Csech checked the side streets in the area and located two women matching the description of the suspects and detained them.

The victim stated that she was coming home from work when one of the suspects walked in front of her vehicle and stood in front of her bumper so she couldn’t drive forward. The suspect then walked to the driver’s door, opened it and demanded the woman’s vehicle. The woman said she got out of the vehicle and the women started to get into the vehicle when they notice Csech’s police cruiser nearby.

The women then fled on foot. Chanel Thomas-Jones, 20, and Shanique Roberts, 18, both of Bridgeport, were charged with criminal attempt at second-degree robbery, criminal attempt at carjacking and breach of peace.

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By Stephen Krauchick

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