A car that was allegedly stolen from the Elmwood Community Center parking lot this afternoon crashed in Hartford after a brief chase.
West Hartford police received a call at 12:44 p.m. that a male had approached the victim in the Elmwood Community Center parking lot, demanded the victim’s keys and then forcibly removed them from the victim, according to a police report.
The suspect drove off in the victim’s 2003 Toyota Camry, police said. The victim had minor injuries and was taken to the hospital, police said.
The Camry was subsequently located in Hartford by West Hartford detectives, police said. The West Hartford detectives and Hartford police attempted to stop the car, when it "rammed both police vehicles," a police report states.
After a brief chase, the Camry crashed into a fence near Broad and Lincoln streets, police said.
The driver eluded officers during a foot chase. West Hartford detectives are continuing their investigation.
Correction: The initial story cited a published report that a suspect was in custody. West Hartford Patch regrets the error.