WESTPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Surveillance video released by Westport police captured carjackers assaulting a man in his garage and stealing his Aston Martin.
Police believe the victim was targeted and followed back to his home on Bayberry Drive. The car was stolen at about 3:50 p.m. Sunday, according to police.
The two suspects “forcibly removed” the victim from the car, according to police. The victim had minor injuries.
The Aston Martin and a dark blue BMW the suspects followed him in were last seen driving north on Route 8. The BMW was later reported stolen from Norwalk, Westport police said.
Police announced on Tuesday that a 39-year-old and a 16-year-old have been charged in connection to the crime. Authorities searched a home in Berlin on Monday, where officials found four stolen vehicles — including the Aston Martin. The other vehicles were BMWs and a Porsche.
Derrickk McGill, who lives at the home, has been charged with four counts of first-degree larceny of a motor vehicle, along with one count each of first-degree conspiracy to commit larceny of a motor vehicle, payment card theft, illegal operation of a chop shop and conspiracy to commit illegal operation of a chop shop.
A second search warrant executed on Tuesday in Waterbury led to the 16-year-old’s arrest, according to police. He has been charged with first-degree strangulation, robbery by carjacking, first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal attempt to commit larceny of a motor vehicle and third-degree assault. He is facing other charges in connection to the theft of the BMW used in the carjacking, which include first-degree larceny of a motor vehicle and illegal taking of a payment card.
Police have not named the teenager.
“By utilizing technology, inter-departmental cooperation, and good old fashioned police work, the Detective Bureau in concert with Bridgeport Auto-theft Task Force was able to make rapid progress in this investigation which resulted in the arrest of one of the suspects less than 36 hours after the incident occurred,” Westport Police Chief Foti Koskinas said in a written announcement.
Westport police officers are working with other law enforcement agencies to identify other suspects in the case. The police are also hosting a Public Forum on public safety related to car thefts on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Westport Town Hall Auditorium.