Naugatuck police investigating attempted car theft

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Naugatuck police released this surveillance photo of Honda HR-V three suspects involved an attempted car theft used Saturday in Naugatuck. –CONTRIBUTED

NAUGATUCK — Police are looking for two men and a woman who they say were involved in an attempted car theft Saturday morning.

Officers responded to a report of an attempted car theft at the Citgo gas station at 800 New Haven Road at around 10:30 a.m., police said.

Police said a 39-year-old man left his a Honda CRV unlocked and running as he went into the gas station. After he went into the gas station, police said, one of the suspects got into the car. Police said the victim confronted the suspect in the car, and an argument then ensued between the victim, the man and two other suspects in the parking lot. Police said one of the suspects pointed a handgun at the victim during the confrontation. The suspects then fled south on New Haven Road in an olive green Honda HR-V, police said.

The suspects are in their late teens or early 20s, according to a description provided by police. The suspect that pulled the handgun was described as a light-skinned black man about 5 feet, 7 inches tall. The other suspects were described as a heavy-set black male and a woman who appeared to be Hispanic, police said.

The incident is under investigation. Police ask anyone with information to call the Naugatuck Police Department at 203-729-5221 or the department’s confidential tip line at 203-720-1010.