Surveillance video shows dozens of teens looting Hartford gas station

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HARTFORD — Hartford Police are investigating after dozens of juveniles looted a Shell gas station Saturday night.

Around 10 p.m. Saturday night, Hartford police say 30 to 40 teens entered the Shell at 335 Capital Avenue after going to a party in the area.

Police say the teens destroyed property and looted items, mostly candy and snacks. When they left the store, the owner was forced to close for the night to clean up the mess. The damage was valued at $4,000, police said.

Later, a 21-year-old man and a juvenile entered the store, took items and damaged property. When officers arrived, the store owner identified the pair.

The man, identified as Travon Shirly, 20, of Hartford, fought with officers before he was arrested, police said. One officer received minor injuries. The juvenile was processed and later released from the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hartford police.