2 in jail after 2-hour manhunt in Westport

A manhunt for two suspects wanted in connection with an attempted larceny case is over, Westport police say.Westport police and state police swarmed the area

WESTPORT - A manhunt for two suspects wanted in connection with an attempted larceny case is over, Westport police say.

Westport police and state police swarmed the area of Hillandale Road with dogs for two hours earlier this morning.

Officials say the search started when they received a call from a bank that two individuals, a male and a female, were attempting to cash a check from a bank that had been closed out. The check had an alert on it, they say.

Police say they found the two suspects in a car on Post Road East. There, they took 22-year-old Candice Zulawski, of West Haven, into custody. Her alleged accomplice got away until police found him near a wooded area on Hillandale Road.

Police have identified Zulawski's accomplice as 28-year-old Norwalk resident Eric Christian. Westport police say they are still processing the evidence. They say at least one of the two suspects apprehended today is a person of interest in another investigation.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Organizers say they are still accepting memorabilia and 1 'Remembering World War I Project' works to preserve history
News 12, as local as local news gets. 2 Police: 2 pipe bombs found in vehicle in Newton
Neighborhood Brief for March 26 3 Neighborhood Brief for March 26
Neighborhood Brief for March 26 4 Neighborhood Brief for March 26
A nonprofit group is asking for the public's 5 Nonprofit aims to find homes for rescue dogs

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE