A man was carjacked at gunpoint early Wednesday as he was about to exit his SUV parked at a new luxury apartment complex in Glastonbury, police said.
The robbery happened in the parking lot of The Tannery apartments, 917 New London Turnpike about 12:10 a.m., police said. The driver was not injured.
The man was about to get out of his 2013 Mercedes Benz GLK350 when his door opened, Sgt. Corey Davis said. The robber, who was standing at the driver’s door and holding a black handgun, ordered him out. The driver complied.
Police are asking anyone wth information about the crime and anyone who sees the white SUV with New York plates to call 860-633-8301.
The first residents began moving into the luxury apartments earlier this year. The complex is at the site of the former Flanagan Industries mill.
Police are investigating whether there is any connection between the carjacking and recent car thefts in the area, Davis said.
“This is something that doesn’t happen in Glastonbury,” he said of the carjacking. “Obviously this is a lot more brazen than the theft of a car. We will definitely be stepping up patrols at the complex.”
Davis said anyone in a carjacking situation should give up the vehicle and not resist. He said victims also should try to remember as many specific details about the person so police can identify the thief.
He said he is hoping residents of the complex will contact police if they saw anything suspicious late Tuesday or early Wednesday morning.
Courant staff writer Peter Marteka contributed to this story.