Trumbull Police recovered two stolen vehicles, arrested one juvenile, and detained two others after they stopped a vehicle exiting the Trumbull Mall last week.
On Friday, Feb. 1, around 5:30 p.m., a Trumbull officer patrolling the mall’s parking lot saw three teens, all male, walking together acting suspiciously. As the officer drove by, one of them ran to a silver Hyundai parked nearby and ducked down by the driver’s door, said Trumbull Police Capt. Keith Golding.
The teen then drove the Hyundai, which was reported stolen out of West Haven, up to the others. They walked away from the car after they spotted another Trumbull officer driving nearby.
The group then got back in the vehicle and drove out of the Main Street exit of the mall and down a nearby side street. The officers followed and blocked the vehicle in a short time later and took the driver into custody, Golding said.
The 16-year-old driver from New Haven was charged with larceny and driving without a license. He was released to his mother and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 8.
The other two juvenile males were detained at the mall and later released to their parents. The identities of the subjects were withheld due to their age.
The group was also connected to a second stolen vehicle that was recovered on Pequonnock Avenue in Trumbull earlier in the day. That vehicle was reported stolen in East Haven, Golding said.
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