2 accused of stealing, leading police on high-speed chase

A man and woman are behind bars tonight for allegedly stealing from a grocery store and leading Stratford police on a high-speed chase on I-95.Police

STRATFORD - A man and woman are behind bars tonight for allegedly stealing from a grocery store and leading Stratford police on a high-speed chase on I-95.

Police say 43-year-old Deborah Montano was caught shoplifting at a Stratford Stop & Shop early this morning. They say her accomplice, 38-year-old Robert Hay, was waiting in a van outside.

Officers say once Hay spotted police he took off, leaving Montano behind to be arrested at the scene.

They say they chased Hay to exit 42 in West Haven, where he struck another car on the off-ramp and tried to flee on foot.

Hay is being held on a $35,000 bond and Montano on a $75,000 bond.  Both are due back in court next month.

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