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Two Teens Apprehended Minutes After Stealing Car In Norwalk

Norwalk police arrest two juveniles in the theft of a stolen car on Monday morning.
Norwalk police arrest two juveniles in the theft of a stolen car on Monday morning. Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk police officers apprehended two car thieves just after the vehicle was stolen on Monday morning, police said.

At 8:53 a.m. Monday, an officer patrolling in the area of 40 Woodward Ave. was flagged down by a woman who said her car had just been stolen, police said.

The vehicle information was broadcast to all patrols, and moments later the vehicle was spotted by Officer Serrano as it prepared to enter I-95 westbound from West Avenue, police said.

Serrano stopped the vehicle as it exited I-95 at Exit 17, police said.

Both occupants of the car, who were juvenile males, were taken into custody without incident, police said.

"We remind everyone, don't leave your vehicle unlocked and running," Norwalk police said in a statement. "It takes seconds for a criminal to enter the vehicle and drive away. Fortunately in this morning's incident the vehicle was recovered and no one was injured."

The Westport Police Department and the Connecticut State Police also responded to assist in the case.

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