Hartford police arrested seven people and recovered 16 vehicles as part of an operation aimed to crack down on car theft in the city.
Police said of the 16 vehicles stolen, 11 were stolen using keys. Only five of the cars recovered were stolen out of Hartford.
The recovered vehicles were all types of makes and models. The list is as follows:
- 2014 Audi A6, stolen from Farmington
- 2007 Chevy Equinox, stolen from Hartford
- 2004 Chevy Malibu, stolen from Wethersfield
- 2012 Ford Focus, stolen from Hartford
- 2012 Ford Fusion, stolen from Rocky Hill
- 2013 Ford Fusion, stolen from South Windsor
- 2004 Honda Civic, stolen from Hartford
- 2001 Hyundai Sonata, stolen from West Hartford
- 2007 Lexus ES350, stolen from Newington
- 1994 Honda Accord, stolen from Hartford
- 2011 Kawasaki KX250 Dirt Bike, stolen from East Hartford
- 2002 Ford Explorer, stolen from Middletown
- 2004 Ford Taurus, stolen from Hartford
- 1998 Chevy Prizm, stolen from Manchester
- 2016 Subaru Forester, stolen from West Hartford
- 2013 Acura TL, stolen from Farmington
Seven people, including a 17-year-old, were arrested on various larceny and tampering charges.
Police departments across the state have issued reminders to drivers to lock up vehicles and not to leave the keys in the car to reduce the chance of theft.