By Rob Polansky
WALLINGFORD, Connecticut (WFSB) – A food delivery driver in Wallingford was carjacked and dragged 500 feet, police say.
Police said the incident began in the area of Chimney Hill Road on Tuesday around 4:30 p.m.
A report first noted a suspicious vehicle in the area.
Officers located the suspect vehicle, which was identified as an older black Honda Accord with tinted windows and a white trash bag covering its license plate. A driver was traveling on Chimney Hill Road.
Police said they tried to stop the car, but the driver hit the gas and fled.
Shortly after the attempted car stop, officers said they responded to the area of Chimney Hill Road and Sullivan Avenue for a reported carjacking.
Officers found the victim in the area. The victim had numerous lacerations to his head, knee and foot. He was treated at the scene by medical personnel.
After an investigation, officers said they learned the victim was delivering food to an address in the area when he was physically confronted by two men. One of the suspects had an object in his hand. They tried to take the victim’s black Nissan Rogue.
Police said the victim was so distraught that she couldn’t make out what the object was in the suspect’s hand.
They said the victim was dragged about 500 feet before becoming separated from the stolen car.
The stolen black Nissan Rogue was recovered a short time later in Meriden.
An image of the Honda Accord was released by police Wednesday morning.
Anyone who sees or recognizes him was asked to contact Wallingford detectives at 203-294-2856.
“The Wallingford Police Department wants to remind the public to report suspicious activity if they see it,” police said in a news release. “For those working in a delivery service capacity, exercise caution when conducting your business. It’s always better to skip a fare or delivery when you see something suspicious, than to take a chance and ignore what you see to try finish your job.”
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