Food delivery driver dragged 500ft in carjacking in Wallingford

WALLINGFORD — Police say a food delivery driver was dragged approximately 500 feet as two carjacking suspects fled in his SUV on Tuesday afternoon.

Officers responded to a Chimney Hill Road residence at around 4.30pm on Tuesday for a report of a suspicious vehicle, Wallingford Police Sgt. said Stephen Jacques.

“Officers located the suspect vehicle, which was identified as a black older Honda Accord with dark tinted windows and a white trash bag covering its license plate, traveling eastbound on Chimney Hill Road,” Jacques said. . “Officers attempted to intercept the car on the Honda, but the vehicle fled at high speed.”

Shortly after spotting the car, officers responded to the area again for a reported carjacking, finding a man with “extensive lacerations to the head, knee and foot,” Jacques said.

Police learned the man was delivering food to a local home when he was “physically confronted” by two suspects, Jaques said.

“One of the suspects had an object in his hand and they attempted to physically take his black Nissan Rogue from him,” said Jaques, who said the victim was unable to determine what type of object the suspect had in hand.

As the suspects fled, Jaques said the victim was dragged approximately 500 feet before falling to the ground.

The stolen Nissan was found shortly afterwards in Meriden.

“The Wallingford Police Department would like to remind the public to report any suspicious activity if you see any. For those employed in a delivery service, exercise caution in the conduct of your business,” Jaques said. “It’s always better to skip a tariff or delivery when you notice something suspicious than to take a risk and ignore what you see to try and complete your job.”

Anyone with information about the carjacking or recognizing the Honda can contact Detective Sterback at 203-294-2856.

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