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Posted on: October 1, 2019

[ARCHIVED] 2019-01-08 Officers Pursue Suspects of Overnght Vehicle Thefts

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Trumbull Police engaged in a late night pursuit with a stolen vehicle after they observed the occupants breaking into parked cars in a residential neighborhood. 

Early this morning, at about 3:30 a.m., a Calhoun Avenue resident reported seeing a suspicious vehicle driving slowly through the neighborhood and a passenger of that vehicle was attempting to break into cars parked in neighboring driveways. 

Trumbull Police arrived shortly after to find the suspect vehicle, a 2016 Honda Civic with CT registration plate AL90797, on Calhoun Avenue near Hyde Terrace. The first officer on scene saw a male in dark clothing get into the passenger side of the vehicle just before it sped away towards Main Street. The vehicle drove over the front lawn of a Hyde Terrace residence and around the approaching patrol car to make his escape. 

The vehicle turned southerly down Main Street where it fled at a high rate of speed. Responding officers attempted to catch up to the vehicle but were unable to do so as it turned easterly onto Church Hill Road. The vehicle, which was reported stolen in East Lyme on December 26, 2018, was last seen traveling south toward the Bridgeport line. Several residents later reported that their vehicles had been entered and property stolen. 

The Trumbull Police continue to remind all residents to always lock their vehicles and never leave keys or valuables inside. Please report any suspicious activity as soon as possible to the Trumbull Police Department directly at 203-261-3665, 911 or via our Anonymous and Confidential Tip Line on our website: Submit Anonymous Tips.

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