Man accused of lighting stolen car on fire arrested

Stamford police say a local man connected to several violent crimes is behind bars today for setting a stolen car on fire.



Police say they have video of Tyreik Gantt, 19, at a Stamford gas station pouring gas in the back of a red Subaru Forester on Jan. 14.



Police sent News 12 a photo of a burnt car they say was found fully engulfed in flames on Oakwood Place later that day.



They say Gantt stole the car during an armed carjacking in Bridgeport a week earlier, and it was also used in a violent carjacking in Norwalk.



Gantt later crashed that car, a black Toyota Camry, in Bridgeport.



Police believe he could face even more charges.


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