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Suspect fires gunshot when homeowner interrupts car burglary in Plainville 

Suspect fires gunshot when homeowner interrupts car burglary in Plainville 



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PLAINVILLE — Police say a suspect fired a gun into the air after a homeowner interrupted a car break-in Wednesday night.

The homeowner, who lives in the area of Maiden Lane and Route 10, noticed the suspects breaking into his vehicle around 10 p.m., according to police.   

When the resident approached the vehicle, a passenger in the suspect vehicle stuck his arm out the window and fired a gunshot into the air, Lt. Nicholas Mullins said.  

Mullins said the shot was likely meant to scare the homeowner. The vehicle drove off quickly. No injuries or damage was reported, he said. 

Police believe the suspects were involved in other car break-ins reported Wednesday night. Mullins said police have several leads and are collecting video from home security systems in the area. 

Police encourage residents not to confront criminals, and instead call 911.  

Anyone with information or video that could be helpful is asked to contact the Plainville Police Department at 860-747-1616.

bwright@record-journal.com203-317-2316Twitter: @baileyfaywright


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