Police: Thief steals car from Watertown dealership, crashes in Brighton

WATERTOWN, MASS. (WHDH) - Authorities are looking for a driver who they say stole a car early Tuesday morning from a Lexus dealership in Watertown before crashing it in Brighton.

Police say a truck driver was loading vehicles onto a flatbed at the dealership around 2 a.m. when the suspect took off in a 2013 Volkswagen.

“As he was loading the vehicles onto the flatbed, he noticed tail lights going on a vehicle that was still parked,” Det. Lt. James O’Connor said. “The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed.”

The suspected car thief later crashed into a concrete barrier on Western Avenue, wrecking the vehicle. The suspect fled before officers could arrive, according to police.

No arrests have been made. Police say they have not identified a person of interest. No additional details were immediately available.

Watertown police are investigating the theft. State police are investigating the crash.