Surveillance photos released in Woodbridge gun store smash-and-grab

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WOODBRIDGE – Woodbridge Police released surveillance pictures of suspects who they said smashed a stolen car into a gun supply store and grabbed some guns.

Early Wednesday morning, the owners of the Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post received an unexpected call at home. It was their security company alerting them to a breach of the building, just after 3 a.m.

When they arrived at their store, a heavily damaged Volkswagen Passat, which had been backed through their front entrance and brick wall, was sitting inside the business.

According to police, based on preliminary viewing of surveillance videos supplied by several businesses, there were either four or five perpetrators that exited the store, at 28 Selden Street, after stealing as many as five guns.

After running the license plate of the car used to gain entry, it was learned the vehicle had been stolen from a location in New Haven. Surveillance video also revealed that the robbers, who were all masked and gloved, jumped into a dark colored sedan, which sped away from a neighboring parking lot.

Approximately 30 minutes after the gun store heist, a car fire was reported near the Ansonia-Seymour line. Woodbridge police say Seymour police were assisting in investigating whether the car that caught fire was connected to the Woodbridge incident at the store.