State police looking to ID suspect, vehicle believed to be involved in violent abduction that ended in Berlin

Published on Tuesday, 14 September 2021 11:49
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

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State police have released photos of a suspect and a vehicle believed to be involved in a violent abduction that ended in Berlin.

Police said they are seeking anyone with information on the man in one of the photos, who is captured on video surveillance wearing a face covering. They also released a photo of what state police say is believed to be an Acura TL, which the suspects used following the abduction.

Anyone with information has been asked to contact Det. Frank Cuoco at 860-465-5469.

According to state police, the victim, a 64-year-old woman, was in the Big Y parking lot in Marlborough on Friday when two male suspects approached her as she was unloading groceries into her vehicle around 7 p.m. Police said the suspects, wearing masks, demanded money before throwing her in the backseat of her vehicle.

The males then brandished a handgun, placed a bag over the victim’s head and proceeded to strike her face with some kind of object several times, state police said. They then drove the victim’s car, with her still sitting in the backseat, to a food market in East Hartford, where the suspects used her debit card to withdraw money from an ATM, according to state police.

The suspects then brought the woman to Berlin, where they threw her out of her vehicle, drove the car behind a building and lit it on fire, state police said.

They then left the area in what is believed to be a 1999-2003 Acura TL.

According to state police, the victim was later taken to an area hospital to be treated for injuries that were described as serious but not life-threatening.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, General News on Tuesday, 14 September 2021 11:49. Updated: Tuesday, 14 September 2021 11:52.