WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH) — An Enfield man stole a vehicle with a 17-month-old inside from a school, robbed a bank, crashed the vehicle and died, according to Windsor police.
Officers were first called at about 9:10 a.m. to St. Gabriel School for the stolen car that had a baby inside, according to Windsor police Lt. Nicholas Dally. A minute later, police heard that there was a robbery at Windsor Federal Savings Bank on Broad Street. Police said a third 911 call, which happened “almost simultaneously,” was that a vehicle had hit a tree on Windsor Avenue near Hillcrest Road.
Police said the same person stole the vehicle, robbed the bank and then crashed the vehicle. The toddler was in the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Authorities identified the suspect as 33-year-old Andrew Joseph Wrann. The toddler is recovering in the pediatric ICU at Children’s Medical, police said.
Dally said counselors from the Windsor Public Schools and Loomis Chaffee School are providing support to St. Gabriel School students and personnel to help with any impact this incident may have on their community.
A man who said he witnessed the crash said that the stolen vehicle was upside down and caught on fire after the crash.
Benjamin Riva said he ran out of the house, saw what was happening and then grabbed a hammer to smash the glass and get the child out.
“The car burst into flames right away,” he said. “It was a serious accident, the car was really mangled. There was like a group of I think four or five people around the car, helping to get the baby out through all the smoke and all that stuff.”