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Two people tried to steal an ATM from inside a Newtown gas station yesterday morning, but the alarm activated.  Police arrived to see a suspect jump out a broken window of the Citgo on South Main Street, and get into a waiting car. 

Police say it appears the suspects were scared off when they saw a police cruiser approaching.  

The vehicle made its way on side roads to I-84 eastbound and Newtown Police called on State Troopers to deploy spike strips.  The suspect was able to avoid capture and exited in the Waterbury area. 

The vehicle was reported stolen the night before from New Britain and found abandoned. 

The investigation remains ongoing and open.  Newtown Police spokesman Lt. Aaron Bahamonde says he is confident that the suspects will be caught based on further investigative steps.

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