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Teen Damages Vehicle, Demands Money, Stratford Police Say

A teen was nabbed for damaging a vehicle and threatening its owner at an area 7-Eleven.
A teen was nabbed for damaging a vehicle and threatening its owner at an area 7-Eleven. Photo Credit: Google Maps/Street View

A 16-year-old was arrested in Stratford after physically damaging a vehicle and then demanding money from the owner, police said.

The incident took place Sunday, March 24, when the unidentified teen was at the 7-Eleven in Paradise Green, said Stratford Police Capt. Frank Eannotti.

According to Eannotti, the investigation started when a victim’s car was physically hit several times by the juvenile as he was entering the parking lot of the business. The juvenile then confronted the victim and demanded money or he was going to assault the victim and take his car keys, Eannotti said.

 After verbally harassing the victim the juvenile entered the victim’s car and attempted to steal items from within, he added.

The victim confronted the juvenile at which time the suspect climbed on top of the victim’s car before fleeing the area, police said.

Officers located the suspect a short time later on Main Street near Brewster Street while investigating a group of juveniles walking in the travel portion of the road impeding traffic flow, Eannotti said.  

The suspect was immediately identified and arrested for the incident at the 7-Eleven and charged with criminal attempt at robbery and breach of peace.

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