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Connecticut Lawmakers Tackle Increase in Youth Car Thefts

State Capitol. CTNewsJunkie.com file photo

State Rep. Jillian Gilchrest (D-18th) of West Hartford said she would like to see more opportunities for youth for after school programming and other measures to curb community violence.

By Christine Stuart, CTNewsJunkie.com

A bill addressing the pandemic-related spike in car thefts by youth narrowly won the support of a key committee this week but its future remains uncertain.

“This is a concern in my community. That said, I would agree that more things can be done like locking our doors in our driveways,” Democratic Rep. Jillian Gilchrest, of West Hartford, said.

Gilchrest supported the bill that requires repeat youth offenders to wear a GPS device, but couldn’t say she would continue to support it.

Read Christine Stuart’s full report at NBC Connecticut here.

Republished with permission from CTNewsJunkie.com, all rights reserved.

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