Cheshire Police: Suspects fire shot at man after being confronted about car break-ins

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CHESHIRE — Police are investigating after a resident reported having his car shot at by suspects he said were breaking into cars. 

Police responded to the incident around 1:40 a.m. Thursday, Lt. Jeffrey Sutherland said in a release. A man, who told officers he saw suspects in his neighborhood breaking into cars, drove around looking for them and found them driving north on Maple Avenue. 

The man pulled up next to the suspects and verbally confronted them, Sutherland said. The suspect vehicle began to drive away, and one of the passengers fired a shot at the man’s vehicle. He was not injured, but there was damage to his vehicle. 

The suspect vehicle was described as a gray or silver Subaru Legacy sedan. There were four men in the vehicle at the time, three of which were wearing hooded sweatshirts. 

Police are reminding residents that people who break into vehicles are potentially armed and dangerous, and that extreme caution should be used. If anyone sees criminal activity, they are asked to immediately notify police without alerting the suspects. 

Anyone with information about the shooting incident is asked to contact Detective Kerry Nastri at 203-271-5533. 

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