At approximately 1:45 pm today a robbery occurred at a residence on Grassy Hill Road near the Route 15 interchange. The homeowner had a car parked in the garage with the trunk open while he was loading items into it from the house.
When he came out of the house and into the garage, he discovered a juvenile male inside the garage who was attempting to steal the car.
The homeowner confronted the juvenile but was then assaulted from behind by another, unseen male who was waiting in another car. The two males then fled the area and were last seen in Derby getting onto Rt. 8 northbound.
The suspects were described as two young, black males with two more young black females who waited in the getaway car. The suspect vehicle is a black Audi sedan, CT Reg: AA95413, which was stolen from Woodbury over a week ago. This same vehicle has been used in multiple violent crimes in the area including Milford and the Valley.
This incident is being actively investigated by our Investigative Services Unit in cooperation with other departments that have experienced similar crimes.
While this is a rare incident and crime of opportunity, please remember to be aware of your surroundings at all times and always lock your vehicles.
If anyone has information to assist our investigation, please call the Investigative Services Unit at 203-891-2138 (RF CN #21-28937.