Newington police are trying to locate a suspect accused of trying to steal a car at the Mr. Sparkle Car Wash on Willard Avenue, causing a crash when the owner tried to stop him.
According to police, a driver pulled into the car wash parking lot around 6 a.m., got out and left the car running. A second vehicle then pulled up.
Police say a person got out of the second car and tried to drive off with the first vehicle. The owner jumped into the passenger side to stop the suspect as he tried to drive off.
The suspect broke free and fled, but the car, which was still moving, crashed into a tree, police said. The owner suffered minor injuries.
The suspect is described as a male between 17 and 20 years old.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information on this case should call the Newington Police Department at 860-666-8445.