Windsor Locks police actively searching for carjacking suspect

A woman was dragged as a thief accelerates away with her car from a Windsor Locks gas station (Surveillance image provided by Windsor Locks police)

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WTNH) — Windsor Locks police have released surveillance video of a carjacking at a gas station on Ella Grasso Turnpike as they continue their search for the thief.

Just after 10:30 a.m. on Monday, officers responded to the Shell station at 80 Ella Grasso Turnpike, after the victim called to report that her car had been stolen. According to police, the victim, a 34-year-old woman, said that she had parked her 2016 Nissan Altima next to the convenience store at the gas station.

The victim told police that she went inside the convenience store to make a purchase. She left her car running, with the keyless frequency operated button (FOB) in her pocket.

While she was in the store she saw a man get into her car, and immediately ran out of the store. Police said she opened the driver’s door, and then struggled with the thief as he hit the accelerator; causing her to be dragged approximately 15 feet before she let go.

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The car was last seen heading northbound on Ella Grasso Turnpike. According to police, the victim declined medical attention.

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The victim refused medical attention after being dragged approximately 15 feet.
(Surveillance image provided by Windsor Locks police)

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man with light complexion, short, with a thin build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the word “NAVY” in gold letters, and blue jeans.

Surveillance footage shows the suspect being dropped off at the gas station in a Nissan Maxima. The Maxima left the scene after dropping off the suspect, and the vehicle’s plate was not clear.

The stolen car is a 2016 Nissan Altima with Connecticut license plate AC70199.

If you witnessed this carjacking, or if you’ve seen the stolen car, you’re asked to call Windsor Locks police at 860-627-1461.