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Driver Leads Police On High-Speed Chase Through Greenwich In Stolen Car

Deria Mohamud, 44
Deria Mohamud, 44 Photo Credit: Greenwich Police Department

A 44-year-old man driving a stolen car led Greenwich police on a chase early Tuesday through town before crashing into the yard of a home in Old Greenwich, according to the Greenwich police.

Deria Mohamud, of Unionville, was arrested after police stopped him around 3 a.m. after seeing a "suspicious" vehicle driving down a dead-end street in Riverside at Chapel Lane, police said.

When an officer approached, Mohamud took off at a high rate of speed and continued to elude police through parts of Old Greenwich until officers saw him crash into the front lawn of a private residence, police said.

Police quickly uncovered that the vehicle had been stolen in Hartford and that Mohamud was in possession of a wallet stolen from the car’s owner, police said.

He was charged with two counts of larceny, engaging in a police pursuit, driving on a suspended license and reckless driving and is being held in police custody in lieu of $25,000 bail.

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