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West Hartford Police Nab Two Car Burglary Suspects

Luis Antonio Sanchez. Photo courtesy of West Hartford Police

One man and a juvenile were charged Friday after a resident reported a burglary in progress.

Luis Antonio Sanchez. Photo courtesy of West Hartford Police

Luis Antonio Sanchez. Photo courtesy of West Hartford Police

By Ronni Newton

West Hartford Police apprehended two suspects early Friday morning after receiving a report of a car burglary in progress on Warrenton Avenue

Police said that officers responded quickly to the 1:38 a.m. call and located two individuals. One tried to flee on foot but was quickly captured.

Police said that the two males who were arrested were responsible for multiple burglaries of unlocked cars in the area. Both were found in possession of screwdrivers, flashlights, and stolen items, police said.

The suspects were captured very near the area where other home and car burglaries have recently been reported, and just a few blocks away from a home where two males were seen on video surveillance attempted to enter a residence.

Police said that as of now the two makes have been charged only in the most recent incidents, but they are continuing to investigate links to other crimes in West Hartford with which the suspects may have been involved.

Luis Sanchez, 21, of Florence Street in Hartford, has been charged with five counts of third-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary, four counts of sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny, four counts of third-degree criminal trespass and conspiracy to commit third-degree criminal trespass, possession of burglary tools, and interfering with an officer.

Sanchez is being held on $10,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 1.

Police said that the second male was a juvenile. He has been charged with found counts of third-degree burglary, three counts of sixth-degree larceny, three counts of third-degree criminal trespass, interfering with an officer, and possession of burglary tools.

He is scheduled to appear in juvenile court on Nov. 29.


Police continue to urge residents to lock and secure their homes and vehicles, report suspicious activity, and keep exterior lights on at night.

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