Dirt Bike, ATV Riders Illegally Cruise New Britain Streets

New Britain police are trying to identify a large group of dirt bike and ATV riders spotted riding illegally throughout the city on Sunday.

Police said dozens of riders were seen traveling through city streets around 6 p.m., and at one point congregated at the Food Bag gas station on Allen Street.

Police don't chase ATVs on the street due to safety reasons, so they rely on other means of enforcement, including asking the public to help them identify where the vehicles are stored.

Earlier this week, Hartford police announced a multi-agency operation that led to 14 ATVs seized and 10 people arrested. Most of the suspects were from out fo state.

Anyone who recognizes any of the riders should contact New Britain police at 860-826-3000. Anonymous tips can be left on the tip line at 860-826-3199.

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