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Wayland Police Arrest Suspect in Attempted Carjacking

The following information was provided by the Wayland Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Wayland police have arrested one of the two men suspected of attempting to carjack a Framingham man last week on Edgewood Road in Cochituate.

A Wayland Police Department press release states that 20-year-old Elias Benjamin Breit (he was listed as 21 years old in an earlier press release) was arrested Sunday evening in Wayland following a motor vehicle stop.

According to Det. Sgt. Jamie Berger, police conducted a traffic stop on a car along Boston Post Road after learning that Breit was a passenger. Police issued a Wanted poster for Breit last week in connection to the carjacking attempt.

A second suspect has not yet been identified, but is described as "a younger white male, approximately 16-17 years old, 5’10”, thin build, dirty blonde hair, dark baseball cap and dark jacket."

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Wayland police responded to a call about a possible fight in progress on Edgewood Road. When officers arrived, they located the victim who said that two men climbed into his red Ford Ranger truck and attempted to carjack him.

The victim said a fight broke out and the two suspects fled. Police conducted a search for the suspects, calling in assistance from a Waltham K-9 unit, but were unsuccessful. Breit was quickly identified as one of the suspects and a Wanted poster was issued Oct. 25.

Breit, who is considered homeless, has been charged with attempting to commit a crime, conspiracy to commit a crime, carjacking, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. 

Berger said Breit was already wanted on seven outstanding warrants from Framingham District Court and Concord District Court. He was transported to Framingham court Monday morning for arraignment on the charges out of Wayland.

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