New Britain

Carjackers Steal Car With Young Children Inside in New Britain

Carjackers stole a car with two young children inside from New Britain Sunday evening and police said the children were dropped off and pushed to the sidewalk, but they were not seriously injured. Police are looking for the carjackers.

Police responded to a gas station in the 300 block of Columbus Boulevard at 5:07 p.m. Sunday to investigate a carjacking. A woman was pumping gas as a 7-year-old child and a 3-year-old were in the car when teens pulled up in a silver Honda, pushed the woman over and took her vehicle, according to police.

The woman went into the store and asked a clerk to call police.

The two children were found on Cliff Street in New Britain.

A resident who saw a group of males drop off the children and push them to the sidewalk called police and stood with the children until police arrived, police said.

The carjackers fled and West Hartford police later saw the stolen vehicle heading toward Hartford, but they were able to stop it. The vehicle was later found abandoned in Hartford.

The New Britain Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is handling the investigation and witnesses are asked to call Sergeant John Blackmore at (860) 826-3171.

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