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2 Teens Held After Crashing Stolen Car In Trumbull, 3rd Sought, Police Say

Trumbull police, with the assistance of other agencies, are searching for the third suspect in the theft of a BMW in New Canaan Friday.
Trumbull police, with the assistance of other agencies, are searching for the third suspect in the theft of a BMW in New Canaan Friday. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

TRUMBULL, Conn. -- Two car-theft suspects were captured after they crashed their stolen vehicle during a police pursuit Friday, Trumbull authorities said.

Police said the unnamed Stamford teens were spotted speeding along Main Street near Church Hill Road around 3:45 a.m.

They were driving a 2014 BMW that turned out to have been stolen in New Canaan, police said.

When the officer tried to pull them over, they sped off.

After leading the officer on a brief chase, they crashed into a tree on Madison Avenue, off Normandy Road, about four miles away, police said.

Two of the three occupants of the BMV jumped out and ran away. The third, a 17-year-old boy, remained behind because he was injured, police said.

He was taken to the hospital and was later charged with first-degree larceny and first-degree conspiracy to commit larceny.

Monroe and Easton police assisted Trumbull officers in their search for the two other suspects.

Residents were notified of the situation through the Trumbull Citizen Alert System.

Police Officer Richard Carlson and his K-9, Rico, were able to track down one suspect. The 16-year-old boy was found hiding in a shed outside a home on Madison Avenue near Chapel Hill Drive around 8:45 a.m., they said.

That teen was charged with first-degree larceny, first-degree conspiracy to commit larceny, third-degree burglary, interfering, and operating a motor vehicle without a license, police said.

The last suspect is still on the loose, police said.

Meanwhile, a grey 2000 GMC Sierra pickup truck, with the Connecticut license plate CS5199, was reported stolen from a home on Autumn Ridge Road, not far from where the three suspects had crashed, police said.

Police reminded residents to always lock their vehicles and never leave anything valuable inside.

Residents were also asked to report anything suspicious.

Anyone with any information about the car thefts is asked to contact Trumbull police by calling (203)-261-3665, or leaving a tip on the department’s anonymous and confidential tip line, which can be found on its website, trumbull-ct.gov/police.

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