Police search 2 men after accident and attempted hijacking at gunpoint in Sherborn – CBS Boston

SHERBORN (CBS) – State and local police are warning the public to be on the lookout for two gunmen who fled after a crash in Sherborn on Wednesday morning.

Massachusetts State Police spokesman Dave Procopio said it all started around 4 a.m. when Hopkinton Police were chasing three men in a stolen car. This car crashed in Hopkinton and the men fled.

Shortly thereafter, at around 5:53 a.m., an Alfa Romeo sedan crashed into a utility pole on North Main Street near Butler Street in Sherborn.

Sherborn Police Chief Thomas Galvin told WBZ-TV two men jumped out of the crashed car with a handgun and attempted to hijack a driver who had pulled over at the scene of the crash. The driver took off and the men fled, Galvin said.

The Alfa Romeo was stolen in Sudbury earlier this week, the chef told WBZ.

Police closed North Main Street in Sherborn after the crash Wednesday morning. (WBZ-TV)

According to state police, the incidents are linked. There was no comment from Hopkinton police.

Sherborn Police sent an emergency alert to residents around 7 a.m., asking them to contact authorities immediately if they saw the men. Officers closed North Main Street and began their search with several other police departments near Pine Hill Elementary School and the Natick Town Line.

Parents of elementary school students received a call indicating that classes were canceled for the day. Natick Police have temporarily put students and staff at Natick High School and Memorial Elementary School until the search in Sherborn is suspended shortly before 10 a.m.

Sherborn Police Chief Thomas Galvin said a MA K-9 State Police training session was taking place in nearby Framingham. “So they were able to do a really incredibly in-depth search with the dogs, which led us to believe that there was no one left in the area. It was then that they canceled the search.

“It just shows that it can happen anywhere and anytime,” said Chief Galvin.

He said the suspects attempted to hijack another vehicle after the impact. “Fortunately, they couldn’t get in and no one was hurt,” said Chief Galvin.

He said suspects stole items from cars they searched before the incident on Stoney Brook Road, Farm Riad and Forest Street. “Based on the evidence we found at the scene, we’re pretty confident they’re connected. ”

Neighbors were stunned to see officers with police dogs and long guns roaming the yards.

“I’ve never seen anything like it before,” said resident John Desalvo. “When my wife walked out the door to ask what was going on they were like a red alert, just go inside and keep the door locked.”

In their alert, Sherborn Police described the men as black, about six feet tall, with stocky or stocky builds. One was wearing a camouflage top and the other was wearing a red hoodie.

Police closed North Main Street in Sherborn after the crash Wednesday morning. (Photo credit: Anna Meiler – WBZ-TV)

Police have warned residents to lock their cars and not to let them idle.

Anyone who sees the men is asked to call 911 immediately.

The Alfa Romeo was towed shortly after 8 a.m.

No other information is available at this stage of the investigation.

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