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Police: Danbury Woman Carjacked At Knifepoint

A Danbury woman is facing numerous charges after police said she carjacked a woman's vehicle at knifepoint.
A Danbury woman is facing numerous charges after police said she carjacked a woman's vehicle at knifepoint. Photo Credit: Alfred Branch

DANBURY, Conn. – Police arrested a Danbury woman Wednesday after they said she carjacked another woman's vehicle at knifepoint, attempted to break into a house, successfully broke into another house, and stole a car from that residence.

Police said it all started when a 23-year-old woman reported she had been carjacked at knifepoint at the Citgo gas station on Tamarack Avenue.

She told police that the suspect, later identified as Lauren Curtis, 22, of City Street, threatened her with a knife and said, “Get out of the car, or I’m going to kill you.”

The woman got out of her black Dodge Nitro and Curtis fled in the car toward Candlewood Lake, police said. Police said Curtis then attempted to break into a house on Stadley Rough Road by throwing a rock through a window, but left after an alarm went off. Police said they found bloodstains on the window.

Police said they found the Dodge Nitro crashed on Old Neversink Road with no one inside. Another officer traveling to the scene reportedly saw a snow-covered BMW drive past him on Stadley Rough Road, and when he ran the plate number, learned that the vehicle belonged to residents of a house on that road.

Police said they checked the residence and found it had been broken into, had bloodstains throughout, and a BMW was missing.

Officers said they found the BMW with Curtis inside on Great Plain Road and took her into custody. A bloody steak knife was also found in the car, police said. Curtis was treated at Danbury Hospital for cuts on her hands,  according to police.

She was charged with robbery by carjacking, first-degree robbery, two counts of third-degree criminal mischief, possessing a weapon in a motor vehicle, two counts of second-degree larceny, first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal attempted burglary, fifth-degree larceny, failure to drive right, driving too fast for conditions and evading responsibility, police said.

She was held on a $250,000 bond.

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