Car Stolen While Driver Was Pumping Gas in Wolcott

Wolcott police are warning drivers to be on alert after a man stole a car while the driver was pumping gas Tuesday.

Police said the incident happened at Cumberland Farms at 1655 Meriden Road around 10 p.m. The female driver got out of her car to pump gas, and as she did, a young male jumped out of another vehicle, ran to the victim’s vehicle jumped into the driver’s seat and took off.

The victim grabbed the passenger door to try to stop the suspect and was dragged to the ground. She suffered minor injuries.

The suspect is described only as a young male dressed in all black. The vehicle he was in may be a light-colored Chevrolet.

Wolcott police said this is the third recent incident where purse or vehicle was stolen while the victim was standing nearby. Drivers are reminded to take keys out of the ignition while pumping gas or away from the driver’s seat.

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