Car reported stolen in Ansonia, found fully engulfed in flames

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ANSONIA — Ansonia police said a car was reported stolen Monday, then set on fire.

Around 6 p.m. the Ansonia fire department found the car fully engulfed in flames at Linnett Park on Crowley Street.

The 2012 Nissan Altima was a total loss, police said.

The car was reported stolen from Fifth Street in Ansonia earlier in the day.

Witnesses said they saw the car driving erratically, then they heard a loud bang and saw the car on fire, police said.

People were seen running from the car, police said.

Police and the Fire Marshall  said the fire is suspicious.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Detective Division at (203) 736-2040.

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