University of Maryland Police apprehended three minors Sunday in the theft of two scooters on campus.
The suspects — who are 12, 13 and 14 years old — were charged in juvenile court with theft, rogue and vagabond and disorderly conduct, among other charges, said police spokesperson Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas.
At about 4:15 p.m. Sunday, two witnesses reported to police that they saw two minors walk a scooter away from Lot R3, which is next to Maryland Stadium. The suspects then attempted to steal a second scooter, Hoaas said.
When approached by one of the witnesses, the two individuals ran away and met up with a third minor near the garage.
Hoaas said the department’s Security Operations Center was able to use the witnesses’ descriptions and security cameras to find the minors.
Two of the suspects were apprehended at about 4:35 p.m. and the third at about 5:15 p.m., when he returned to the abandoned scooter in Stadium Drive Garage, Hoaas said.
Police recovered the two scooters, which both belong to university students, she said.
Hoaas said there does not seem to be any correlation with any other thefts on campus.
“As far as we know, it’s just a one-time incident,” she said.