HARTFORD, Conn — Police are warning residents, yet again to 'LOCK YOUR CARS, TAKE YOUR FOBS' after car theft expanded to Amazon delivery trucks.
Hartford PD reported in a tweet that a white Dodge Ram 2500 van used to deliver Amazon packages was stolen Friday from the area of Westland Street.
A short time later, police said the stolen van crashed through an iron fence and spewed packages in the roadway before crashing into a parked car on Edgewood Street.
The driver ran from the scene and a K-9 track of the suspect in now progress.
Hartford PD officials say quite a few packages are "missing."
Anyone with information is asked to call police.
Last week, Governor Lamont directed the Connecticut State Police to provide the Hartford Police Department with resources targeting gun violence.
Mayor Bronin said 15 state police officers are now set to work with the Hartford PD's narcotics, auto theft and gun violence investigative teams.
The mayor stressed it wasn't a deployment of state troopers into the streets of Hartford, but a very limited target focused partnership to to help curb uptick in violent crime.