A car carrying suspected car burglars rammed into a police cruiser while trying to get away in Windsor Locks early Monday morning, police said.
Police received a 911 call at about 3:36 a.m. from a resident on Greenfield Drive reporting that as many as six people were going through his car outside his house. The caller told police the car burglars may have arrived in two cars parked nearby.
Officers responded and observed a red Mazda CX9 with six occupants. An officer pulled in front of the vehicle, which accelerated forward and hit the police cruiser before driving off, police said. The officer pursued the car into a condominium parking lot off Southwest Avenue and the vehicle pulled into a parking spot, police said. When the officer pulled his cruiser behind the Mazda so it couldn't get out, the driver intentionally backed into the police car multiple times, police said. Then the Mazda driver fled, cutting through several back yards before making a turn onto Old County Road, where the police officer lost sight of the car.
The police officer wasn't injured, but the cruiser was moderately damaged.
Police said the search for the individuals is over, but that they're still out there.
No suspect descriptions were given.
Windsor Locks police are investigating about six reported vehicle break-ins in the area of Greenfield Drive, George Road and Autumn Drive. Police spoke with a group of people on George Street who our NBC Connecticut crews overheard talking about their cars being broken into in the area.
Police were seen patrolling George Street, Greenfield Drive and Southwest Avenue Monday morning.
Police ask anyone with information to call the Windsor Locks department at 860-627-1461.