Shy’Asia Chadd and Alexis Hernandez were arrested, but are not facing robbery charges.
Police said that at around 10:15 a.m., officers responded to the Best Western on Washington Avenue for an armed robbery. Turns out the victim of the robbery met with the suspects for prostitution.
As officers arrived, the suspect vehicle was leaving the parking lot.
Police then attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver sped onto the highway, engaging police in a pursuit. Officers decided to terminate the chase at Exit 10 southbound on Interstate 91 due to high speeds and heavy traffic.
It was later discovered that the suspect vehicle had crashed as the driver attempted to exit the highway onto Universal Drive.
Police used K-9 Taro to track the suspects’ path from the crash which took them across Universal Drive, over several railroad tracks, and to a tall fence near Target.
When officers searched that Target, they found Chadd and Hernandez inside of the store and took them into custody.
Chadd and Hernandez both face prostitution charges. Hernandez is also charged in the chase. The victim could be charged too.
Shoppers said the incident was scary.
“They heard the cops say get down and everybody started running,” one woman told WTNH. “Cops everywhere. Some guy sitting in a cop car and obviously arrested, so obviously something happened they were taking pictures inside.”