MANCHESTER, CT (WFSB) – Two minors are in custody and police are looking for two other people involved in a car burglary on Saturday.
It all happened around 12:20 am in the Pioneer Circle area.
Investigators responded to it after a resident called saying they saw three men break into a car.
The suspects took off when the appellant interrupted their burglary attempt and fled the area in a white SUV.
Minutes later, officers saw a white Mazda CX-9 driving at high speed along West Center Street and without its headlights on, but did not pursue it.
Shortly after, police received a report that a car was speeding through the parking lot at 150 Pine Street, crashing into a fence.
A witness said he saw four young people jump from the car and flee the area on foot.
It was later determined that the car was the same vehicle involved in the vehicle break-in earlier in the morning. Investigators found the car was stolen from a South Hawthorne Street residence on September 2.
Police said the car was stolen overnight and the car was unlocked, with the keys inside.
Investigators seized drug paraphernalia, a vehicle window punch and a pocket knife, which resembled a gun, from the stolen vehicle.
Two youths who matched the description of two of the suspects in the Pioneer Circle break-in were found on Center Street.
A foot chase ensued with one of the suspects after they took off in the middle of a conversation with police.
Authorities eventually caught up with the suspect after pursuing the minor in several courts. The other minor was also taken into police custody.
The two suspects were charged with first degree theft, third degree burglary and possession of burglary tools.
In addition to these charges, the suspect who engaged police in a foot chase was charged with interfering with an officer, while the other suspect was slapped for various drug offenses.
Investigators are still looking for the other two suspects. One was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt, while the other was dressed in black clothes.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Manchester Police at 860-645-5500.
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