West Hartford Police said a 71-year-old woman was carjacked at gunpoint Sunday morning, and a photo and video of the suspect have been provided. [Updated, Monday, Feb. 21]
By Ronni Newton
Updated, Monday, Feb. 21
West Hartford Police provided video footage late Monday afternoon of the suspect wanted in a Sunday morning armed carjacking in front of 54 Cody Street.
Police said the vehicle stolen at gunpoint from a 71-year-old woman has been recovered but the suspect is still at large.
No arrests have been made at this time, and West Hartford Police are asking the public to contact them immediately with any information they may have about the suspect by calling 860-523-5203 or via the anonymous Tip Line which can be accessed by email at [email protected] or by phone at 860-570-8969.
WHPD Detective Division obtained video footage of the carjacking that occurred yesterday in front of 54 Cody St. If anyone recognizes the suspect call WHPD at 860-523-5203 or e-mail/call the Tip Line: [email protected] 860-570-8969 pic.twitter.com/0iHrm1ODqQ
— West Hartford Police (@WestHartfordPD) February 21, 2022
This is the second video released by @WestHartfordPD showing the suspect removing a woman from her vehicle on Sunday at gunpoint and then fleeing in the stolen vehicle #WestHartford pic.twitter.com/MHakZjfbgz
— We-Ha.Com (@WeHartford) February 21, 2022
West Hartford Police are searching for a suspect involved in the carjacking of a 71-year-old woman at an auto shop Sunday morning.
According to Sgt. Amanda Martin, the victim was dropping off her car for repair at a West Hartford auto shop at 54 Cody Street, which is off South Street, and was waiting inside the vehicle at 11:24 a.m. when she was approached by a man with a handgun.
The suspect removed the woman from her vehicle, police said, and then fled in that vehicle.
According to police, the victim was not injured in the incident.
Police have provided a description of the suspect as a Black male between 6 feet and 6-feet-2-inches tall, thin, and last seen wearing a puffy black jacket, blue jeans, and white sneakers. His face was covered with a black mask, police said.
Police are also searching for the stolen vehicle, a 2013 four-door dark gray Honda Accord LX sedan, with Connecticut registration AE-79232.
The Greater Hartford Auto Theft Task Force and Connecticut State Police are assisting West Hartford Police with the investigation, Martin said.
West Hartford Police are asking the public to contact them immediately if they spot either the vehicle or a suspect matching the description either by calling 860-523-5203 or via the anonymous Tip Line which can be accessed by email at [email protected] or by phone at 860-570-8969.
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