Video, footage released of West Hartford carjacking

WEST HARTFORD, CT – West Hartford police released a photo and video Monday of a suspect in a weekend carjacking involving an elderly woman.

The incident happened on Sunday. At 11:24 a.m., West Hartford police received a report that a 71-year-old woman had been the victim of a carjacking outside 54 Cody St. Police said the woman told authorities she was filing his vehicle to a repair shop and was waiting in the parking lot inside the car. The suspect approached the car, displayed a handgun, removed it from the vehicle and then stole it, police said.

The woman reported no injuries, police said.

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The carjacking suspect is described as a black male between 6ft and 6ft 2in tall with a slim build wearing a black mask, puffy black jacket, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Police say the stolen vehicle is a dark gray 2013 Honda Accord LX 4D sedan with CT registration AE79232, according to police.

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The West Hartford Police Department, Greater Hartford Auto Theft Task Force and State Police are actively investigating this incident.

Anyone with further information about the incident is asked to call the West Hartford Police Department at 860-523-5203 or use the WHPD advice line for information. The Tip Line email is [email protected] and the phone number is 860-570-8969.

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