Just after 10:30 a.m. on Monday, police received a call from a 34-year-old woman reporting her car was just stolen. Police said she arrived at the gas station and parked her 2016 Nissan Altima next to the convenience store building. When she went inside, and left her car running while the key fob was in her pocket, she saw a man get into her car and close the driver door.
The woman immediately ran out of the store to her car.
She opened the driver's side door then struggled with the suspect, keeping him from closing the door.
As she struggled, the suspect accelerated her car, causing her to be dragged about 15 feet by the car before she let go.
The car was last seen traveling north on the Ella Grasso Turnpike. The woman declined medical attention.
Police are describing the suspect as a Hispanic male with a light complexion, and a short thin build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the word NAVY in gold letters written on it, and jeans.
Surveillance footage from the gas station showed the suspect was taken to the gas station by a Nissan Maxima. The accomplice in the Maxima drove off just before the suspect also drove off with the victim's car. The stolen car is a gray 2016 Nissan Altima with the license plate AC70199.
Anyone with information is asked to contact WLPD at 860-627-1461.