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Darien Burglary Suspects Flee Across I-95

DARIEN, Conn. – A 17-year-old Bronx youth was arrested early Tuesday after he tried to break into Darien Animal Hospital and then fled across all six lanes of I-95.

At around 1 a.m. an officer on patrol spotted two suspicious youths near the animal hospital at 1302 Post Road. They were wearing all black clothing with hoods over their heads. Additional officers were called and a perimeter was set up.

An officer found one of the teens in a rear caged area trying to enter the closed building. The suspect climbed a fence and ran to the roof of the building. After a brief foot chase, the officer lost sight of him.

Darien’s K-9 unit was called in to track the pair. The trail led to the area of Old Kings Highway South and Queens Lane. An officer then spotted the two running along I-95 northbound near exit 12. After seeing the officer, the two ran across all six lanes of I-95 and jumped down an embankment.

A second K-9 unit was called in, and shortly afterward Darien Police’s dog Zulu found one of the suspects on top of a rock formation near I-95 south, attempting to hide.

The 17 year-old was taken into custody without incident. He was charged with second-degree criminal attempt at burglary, second-degree conspiracy to commit burglary, possession of burglar tools, interfering with an officer and reckless use of a highway by a pedestrian. He was held on a $15,000 bond and arraigned at Stamford Superior Court Tuesday morning.

Police are still looking for the second suspect. He was described as a white male, approximately 5-foot-10 with a thin build. He was last seen wearing all black. Anybody with information should contact the Darien Police Department at 203-662-5300.

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