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Barrington Police warn residents about car larceny suspects

Gang out of Connecticut wanted for stolen vehicle; police say suspects are armed

Posted 7/14/20

Barrington police said the men wanted for stealing a vehicle in town also opened fire on Jamestown police during a car chase in that town.

Barrington Police Chief Dino DeCrescenzo said the …

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Barrington Police warn residents about car larceny suspects

Gang out of Connecticut wanted for stolen vehicle; police say suspects are armed

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Barrington police said the men wanted for stealing a vehicle in town also opened fire on Jamestown police during a car chase in that town.

Barrington Police Chief Dino DeCrescenzo said the suspects are members of a gang out of Connecticut and are responsible for a series of larcenies in Barrington and across the rest of the state. He said residents should not approach these men. He said anyone who sees someone going through a vehicle or acting suspiciously should call Barrington police (at either 911 or 437-3930).

"They're stealing weapons. They're stealing cars," Chief DeCrescenzo said. "They're armed... They're not kids."

Police said the suspects stole a vehicle from a Hampden Street residence and a dirt bike from a Tyler Point Road home during the overnight hours on July 5.

In addition, police have tied the suspects to more than a dozen larcenies from motor vehicles in Barrington that occurred in late June and early July: More than a dozen vehicles were entered into early Tuesday morning, June 30, and dozens of items were stolen. A laptop computer, sunglasses, air pod headphones, loose change, wallets, credit cards, a leather briefcase and other items were reported stolen from cars by residents on Pleasant Street, Foote Street, South Street, Alfred Drowne Road, Centennial Avenue, Third Street, Beaver Road and Jesse Davis Lane.

Chief DeCrescenzo said the vehicle stolen from Hampden Street turned up in Amesbury, Mass., a town located a short drive from the New Hampshire border. He said the vehicle was involved in a crash, and Amesbury Police used a K-9 to track down one man who was believed to have been in the vehicle.

Police said the Connecticut gang members were involved in a vehicle chase in Jamestown recently and opened fire on the responding officers. He said the suspects stole an assault rifle during a larceny in Connecticut on June 29.

"They've been all over," Chief DeCrescenzo said, listing East Greenwich, Burrillville and other communities they have targeted.

He said police believe the suspects have entered homes and grabbed sets of car keys during the vehicle larcenies.

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