Attempted Vehicle Theft, Suspects Traveling in Vehicle Taken During Armed Robbery

On December 18, 2021 at approximately 10:15 AM, a resident of Hurd Street reported having just observed two males attempting to enter a neighbor’s vehicle.  The subjects fled the area in a silver Nissan Altima, bearing a New Jersey license plate.  The vehicle was determined to be a stolen vehicle which had been taken in an armed car-jacking in New Haven, CT on 12/16/21.

The vehicle was later observed by police on Oldfield Road near Penfield Road.  Officers observed that the vehicle was occupied by at least three individuals.

The vehicle continued to Post Road and was in traffic at a red light near Sanford Street when the operator observed a marked police vehicle in the area.  The vehicle then began moving around traffic and increased its speed.  Officers temporarily lost sight of the vehicle until it was observed entering I-95 Northbound via Mill Plain Road.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle as it traveling northbound on I-95.  The vehicle failed to stop and continued at a high rate of speed.  In compliance with State of Connecticut pursuit policy, the attempt to stop the vehicle was terminated and the Connecticut State Police were advised of the last known location of the vehicle.

A subsequent investigation into the attempted theft on Hurd Street revealed that Nissan Altima arrived on Hurd Street and the front seat passenger exited the vehicle and opened the front passenger door of a Hurd Street resident’s unlocked vehicle.  A rear seat passenger, began to walk across the street to another home, when they were interrupted by another resident exiting their residence.  The suspects then returned to the Nissan and fled the area as described earlier.  It appears nothing was actually taken from the vehicle, likely due to the attempted theft being interrupted.

Any residents or business owners who have video surveillance of this incident are ask to contact the Fairfield Police Detective Bureau at (203) 254-4840 or text ‘FPD’ plus your tip 847411 (TIP411) or go to fpdct.com/tips.