Early this morning at about 3:25am Newtown Police were dispatched to 151 South Main Street, Citgo Gas Station, on a report of an alarm activation. Sgt. Hynes who was on patrol in the area arrived within a minute and observed an individual jumping out of a window, at the gas station and into a waiting vehicle.
The suspect vehicle drove onto several side roads and eventually made its way back onto I-84 eastbound. Multiple Newtown officers joined in the pursuit, including troopers from the Connecticut State Police, spike stripes were used, but the suspect was able to avoid capture when it exited I-84 in the Waterbury area.
The suspect vehicle was a Honda CRV, that was stolen earlier in the night, from a residence in New Britian. The stolen car was later found in Waterbury, abandoned. Newtown Police processed the vehicle for evidence and the investigation remains ongoing and open.
"Based on surveillance footage from the gas station, it appears two individuals attempted to steal the ATM machine located within the gas station, but were scared off when they saw the police cruiser approaching the station," police say.
Lt. Aaron Bahamonde said, "It was great, responsive, police work by our officers and we are confident that the suspects will be caught based on further investigative steps."