Middletown car hijacking may be linked to other crimes, cops say
The car the suspects were driving is believed to have been used in an armed robbery in Southington earlier today and another in Plainville
MIDDLETOWN, Connecticut – Middletown Police are investigating a carjacking Sunday night that may be linked to other crimes.
At 11:29 p.m. on Sunday, police received a report of an armed robbery on Town Colony Drive. Police said the appellant reported that he and his girlfriend were unloading property from his 2015 red Honda CRV (registration NY EPE7242) when a red Dodge Charger pulled up.
Two Hispanic men exited the Charger (CT registration BE51883) and approached the victim. A suspect allegedly pointed a handgun at the victim, told him to empty his pockets and leave all belongings in his vehicle. The victim obeyed and was not injured.
Police said the suspects got into the man’s Honda and drove off. A third Hispanic man remained in the Charger during the incident and followed the Honda out of the apartment complex.
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Surrounding towns have been notified of the incident. Middletown Police later learned that the Charger had been stolen from Rocky Hill. The car was believed to have been used in an armed robbery in Southington earlier today and another in Plainville after the Middletown carjacking.
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Middletown Police said the victim had two cell phones in his vehicle and used location services on his phone to locate one in Linwood Street in New Britain and the other on Corbin Avenue in New Britain. Brittany. New Britain.
Officers responded and located the stolen Charger. The vehicle was parked on the road and empty. The victim’s Honda CRV has not been found and police believe the suspects threw the victim’s cell phones to avoid being located.
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Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to contact the Middletown Police Department at 860-638-4000.
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