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West Hartford Police Searching for Suspects Who Stole Vehicle at Gunpoint [Updated]

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West Hartford Police are searching for a stolen vehicle and two suspects involved in a carjacking late Saturday night in Bishops Corner. [Updated]

By Ronni Newton

Update, Monday, June 14

West Hartford Police said in a news release Monday that the stolen vehicle has been recovered.

No further details are available at this time and the incident remains under investigation.

Original story

West Hartford Police are searching for a white Jeep Wrangler and the two suspects who reportedly stole the vehicle at gunpoint from the Shell gas station at 2512 Albany Ave. in Bishops Corner.

According to West Hartford Police spokesperson Lt. Aaron Vafiades, officers responded to a report of a carjacking at 10:58 p.m. Saturday.

Vafiades said that two victims were at the Shell gas station when they were approached by two armed suspects who displayed handguns and demanded the vehicle, a 2020 white Jeep Wrangler, Connecticut registration AY62708.

The victims turned over the vehicle, and the suspects fled the scene, police said. There were no reported injuries.

The investigation remains active and police are searching for both the suspects and the vehicle.

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to contact police at 860-523-5203. The case no. is 2100020761.

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