WESTPORT, Conn. — Three people were arrested Saturday after they broke into a Westport pharmacy and led state and local police in a pursuit through Fairfield and Westport and onto I-95, police said.
At 2 a.m., officers received a report of a larceny at a Westport pharmacy and descriptions of the woman, two men and van involved, police said.
An officer spotted the vehicle on Riverside Avenue and tried to stop it, but the driver would not pull over, police said.
The van entered the Exit 17 ramp to I-95 traveling in the wrong direction, drove over the grass area and continued southbound on I-95, Westport police said.
A Westport officer followed the vehicle at a safe distance and saw it exit in Norwalk and re-enter the highway traveling northbound.
Connecticut State Police began pursuing the car and it was stopped near Exit 24 with the help of Fairfield police.
One of the suspects, later identified as Calvin Smith, 43, no formal address, fled the scene, dropping a bag of stolen merchandise as he ran, police said.
He was later located by Fairfield police, and all three suspects were arrested.
The driver, identified as Amanda Belcher, 34, of Sampson Street, Bridgeport, was charged with sixth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny, disobeying the signal of an officer, reckless driving, insurance coverage fails to meet minimum requirements, misuse of plate/license/registration and operating a motor vehicle without a license.
Belcher was unable to post her $15,000 bond and was transported to court for arraignment on Nov. 24.
Smith was charged with sixth-degree larceny, interfering with an officer, and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny. He was unable to post his $10,000 bond and was transported to Norwalk Court for arraignment on Nov. 27.
Komar Style, 35, of Queen Street, Bridgeport, was charged with conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny. He was released on a promise to appear in Norwalk Court on Dec. 5.
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