Ansonia teen arrested in Shelton after allegedly stealing cars following a TikTok trend

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Shelton police arrested an Ansonia teenager on Tuesday for allegedly stealing cars as part of a TikTok trend.

The Shelton Police Department was called to Coram Avenue and Hill Street just after midnight on Tuesday after it was reported that some young boys were attempting to break into cars. The boys were in a Hyundai that was reported stolen out of another town, according to police. It was then relayed that a vehicle was reported stolen in Shelton, police said.

Officers located the suspected stolen vehicle out of Shelton driving on the Derby/Shelton Bridge and pulled it over.

Police arrested a 16-year-old boy from Ansonia who said he was following a TikTok trend where people were stealing Kia and Hyundai vehicles by breaking into the steering column. The teen was charged with first-degree larceny, third-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trover and operating a motor vehicle without a license.

Police said there have been six reported stolen vehicles in Shelton since Aug. 13, five have been Hyundai vehicles and one was a Kia.