Car thief dies in crash after stealing vehicle with toddler inside

WINDSOR, CT – A series of unfortunate events unfolded in Windsor, Connecticut, resulting in the death of a car thief who had a toddler in the stolen vehicle. The child, who was in the car when it was stolen from a school, is now safe and receiving medical attention at Connecticut Children’s.

The Windsor Police Department reported that they received a call around 9 a.m. on Wednesday about a car theft from St. Gabriel School on Bloomfield Avenue. The vehicle reportedly had a 17-month-old child in the back seat. Within a minute, another 911 call reported a robbery at the Windsor Federal Savings Bank on 250 Broad Street. Almost simultaneously, a third call reported a car crash near Hillcrest Road on Windsor Avenue.

As law enforcement officials investigated the three separate incidents, they soon realized they were all interconnected. The suspect had stolen the car from the front of St. Gabriel School, proceeded to rob the Windsor Federal Savings Bank, and then crashed the stolen vehicle with the child still inside.

St. Gabriel School promptly informed families about the incident, assuring them that no weapons were involved and that all students and staff the affected families.

The suspect died at the scene of the crash. The child, who was awake and responsive, was reunited with their mother at the scene before being taken to the hospital for treatment. The identity of the deceased has not been released by the police.

The North Central Municipal Accident Reconstruction Team is assisting with the investigation of the crash. The entire incident is still under investigation.