ROCKY HILL, Conn. (WTNH) — Rocky Hill police released surveillance camera footage showing a homeowner being attacked by four suspects after one tried to steal his vehicle from his driveway on Valley View Drive on Monday night.
Rocky Hill police said the homeowner caught the suspect in his car at about 7 p.m. The two started fighting, and then three other masked people waiting nearby joined in.
The victim’s wife witnessed the attack and the suspects ran off when she told them she called the police.
The four suspects then sped off in a dark, four-door Mercedes sedan. Police said the man was treated at a hospital for his injuries.
Police released the homeowner’s surveillance camera footage of the attack on Wednesday to identify the suspects.
Police are urging people not to confront suspects for their safety.
Police said they are using surveillance video to stitch together the suspects’ pattern.
“Our detectives went through the vehicle in a secure and sterile environment and we were able to get a decent amount of evidence from that vehicle, to send over to the state laboratory,” Sgt. Jeff Foss-Rugan said.
Neighbors said Tuesday’s attack is not the first time their neighborhood has been targeted by car thieves. The neighborhoods have banded together to create a Ring Doorbell video community.
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Video courtesy: Rocky Hill Police Department
Anyone with information is asked to call police at (860) 258-2047 or email email@example.com.
The video below aired in our 10 p.m. newscast on April 12, 2023.