Two masked men attempted to break into a fire chief’s SUV Monday morning, according to the West Haven Fire Department’s Allingtown District.
The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. near the Allingtown station’s headquarters on Admiral Street. Allingtown Chief Michael R. Terenzio said the department was getting a new conference table delivered when people spotted the men trying to take the vehicle.
The two men then fled the area in a vehicle that was stolen Sunday Night from the Jones Hill Road area in West Haven, according to Terenzio.
His vehicle, a Ford Explorer, looks similar to an unmarked police vehicle with warning lights and radios, Terenzio said. There was no damage to the vehicle or its equipment, he added.
The West Haven Police Department is investigating the incident, Terenzio said.