Man’s car held up at gunpoint during Facebook Marketplace sale


BRISTOL, Conn. (WFSB) – Bristol Police Department is investigating a report of a stolen car on Stafford Ave.

A 21-year-old man announced the sale of his 2019 Dodge Charger on Facebook Marketplace.

The victim and a potential buyer met at the parking lot of Cumberland Farms in Forestville.

The buyer, suspect 1, sat in the driver’s seat, the victim in the front passenger seat, and an accomplice, suspect 2, sat in the back seat.

After driving the car a short distance, Suspect 2 pulled out a gun and forced the owner to give the car key fob to Suspect 1.

The victim was able to get out of the car and the suspects fled in the stolen vehicle.

The two suspects had arrived at Cumberland Farms in a dark colored Infiniti driven by a third party.

Suspect 1 is described as a black male, 6ft tall, dark skin, short hair, skinny, wearing a gray hoodie and dark blue jeans.

Suspect 2 is described as a black male, 5′5″ tall, skinny, short hair, wearing a black hoodie and black jeans.

The stolen car was last seen traveling north on I-91 toward Massachusetts.

This incident is still under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bristol Police Department at 860-584-3011, the Anonymous Advice Line at 860-585-8477 or email [email protected]


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