Robbery at West Hartford store leads to chase, arrests: police – NBC Connecticut


A shoplifting incident at the Home Depot in West Hartford led to a police chase on Interstate 84 and resulted in the arrest of three people, officials said.

Police said they were called to the store around 9 a.m. to an active shoplifting incident report. Home Depot Loss Prevention employees attempted to arrest the two robbers, but they continued to walk away toward a car in the parking lot.

Authorities said a brief struggle ensued as employees attempted to retrieve a cart with the stolen merchandise. One of the robbers allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at the loss prevention employees.

The thieves then loaded the goods into a black Land Rover with the help of the female driver and drove to New Park Avenue, police said.

Authorities found the suspicious vehicle and attempted to stop it, but the driver engaged officers in pursuit, they said. The car entered I-84 toward Hartford.

The gun that was shown during the robbery was thrown from the car and onto the road during the chase. The weapon was later determined to be a replica firearm, officials said.

The suspect vehicle was found in the Capen Street and Vine Street area of ​​Hartford. The thieves and the driver were arrested without incident.

No injuries or traffic accidents were reported during the incident.

All three individuals face charges. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 860-523-5203. Anonymous tips can be left by calling 860-570-8969 or emailing [email protected]

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