2 Norwich burglary suspects arrested in Rocky Hill

Suspects were tracked by local and state police
The search lasted for hours, across multiple towns earlier this morning.
Published: May. 8, 2023 at 6:48 AM EDT|Updated: May. 8, 2023 at 1:12 PM EDT
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ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) - Two attempted burglary suspects who were tracked from Norwich to Wethersfield and Rocky Hill were arrested, state police confirmed.

The suspects were identified as Mark Francis Chee-You, 24, and 30-year-old Euries Tejada.

State police held a news conference at 11 a.m. on Monday in Rocky Hill.

State police helped arrest two Norwich burglary suspects who found their way to Wethersfield/Rocky Hill.

Troopers said the incident started with an alarm at Berkshire Bank on Salem Turnpike in Norwich just before 3:30 a.m.

The suspects were at the back of the bank when Norwich police said they arrived. Officers saw them flee into a vehicle.

The suspects’ vehicle was spotted leaving the area onto Interstate 395 south.

Norwich police said they lost track of the suspects when they turned off their headlights. That’s when state police took over the pursuit.

Troopers said they followed the vehicle onto Route 2, Route 3, and Interstate 91.

“Eventually the suspect vehicle traveled the wrong way on [the] northbound I-91 exit 26 off ramp and stopped,” said Lt. Kate Cummings, Connecticut State police. “At this point, two occupants fled the scene on foot.”

Rocky Hill police said they helped troopers track down the suspects in the area of Old Main Street near the Wethersfield town line by establishing a perimeter.

“[Rocky Hill police assisted] the Connecticut State Police in locating two suspects in an early morning burglary in Norwich,” Rocky Hill police said.

Police spent the morning searching the Old Main Street in the area of the Meadows near Goff Brook Lane in Rocky Hill. They warned drivers and neighbors to expect a large police presence in the area.

K9 teams, a fixed airway, and drones were utilized.

The suspects were described as two males, one who wore a black hooded sweatshirt and one who wore an orange hooded sweatshirt.

“K9 teams tracked for approximately 10 miles over the course of several hours,” Cummings said.

State police said an off duty Rocky Hill police sergeant spotted the suspects in the Old Main Street area of Rocky Hill. They were taken into custody at that point without incident.

Both were charged with interfering with police and several motor vehicle violations as of Monday morning.

State police are looking into a crash that happened just off of I-91 in Wethersfield on Monday morning.