WILTON, Conn. — A teenager was arrested after hopping into a car left with its engine running at a gas station on Route 7 in Wilton and causing the owner to fall as they sped off, police said.
Officers were called to the Georgetown Shell Gas Station at 912 Danbury Road at 12 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, police said.
The car's owner had parked but left the vehicle running while to go into the store to make a purchase, police said.
Upon leaving, the victim saw their vehicle traveling in reverse, police said. The victim attempted to stop the vehicle by opening the driver’s door, however, the juvenile offender sped away, causing the victim to fall to the ground, police said.
The victim was treated for the injuries at the scene, police said.
An officer responding to the area saw the stolen vehicle parked on Mather Street with the teen outside of the car, police said.
The teen was taken into custody without incident.
Officers determined that the teenager had been in the process of removing the rear license plate, police said.
The juvenile was charged with second-degree robbery, first-degree larceny, second-degree assault and criminal mischief.
The teen was transported to the Juvenile Detention Facility in Bridgeport for arraignment Jan. 2 at Bridgeport juvenile court.
Police do not release the identities of juvenile offenders.
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