Police open investigation into crash involving a stolen car

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MONROE, CT — Neighbors heard a fleeing suspect talking on his cellphone as police searched for him, following a crash with a stolen car on Monroe Turnpike, near Big Y Friday night, but as of Saturday, Chief Keith White told The Sun the suspect is still at large.

“We have the car and an investigation has been started,” he said, adding there were no injuries from the crash.

At approximately 5:20 p.m. Friday, White said the driver of the stolen car struck the back of another car at the intersection before the suspect, described as “a black male with a black and yellow shirt, wearing white socks with no shoes,” got out of the stolen vehicle and fled on foot.

Two K-9’s assisted officers in a search of the area and the Monroe Police Department put out a call on its Facebook page asking members of the public for help.

“He was last seen fleeing into the woods across from 556 Route 111 towards Countryside Drive. We have officers in the area searching for the party. If you see someone matching that description, please contact the police department,” the department said in Friday’s post.

By 7:20 p.m., police gave an update saying the K-9s were back in their vehicles and the stolen car was towed, as a passive search of the area continued.

Police encourage anyone who sees suspicious activity to call the general number at 203-261-3622.

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