Four expensive imported cars found Monday during a raid on an alleged “chop shop” at a house in the upstate town of Berlin, include: an Aston Martin convertible, top photo, carjacked Sunday from a Bayberry Lane home; two BMWs,  lower left, one of which was stolen in Westport and used by two thieves in the Sunday incident, and a Porsche, lower right, reported stolen in Rhode Island.
/ Photos, Westport Police Department
A handgun with an extended magazine was seized during Tuesday’s police raid on the home of a Waterbury juvenile charged in connection with the Sunday carjacking on Bayberry Lane.

WESTPORT — A 16-year-old Waterbury youth was arrested Tuesday in connection with the violent carjacking at a Bayberry Lane home Sunday, and the owner’s Aston Martin was recovered at an apparent “chop shop” in the upstate town of Berlin.

The teenager, one of two masked assailants who forcibly stole the expensive sports car from the Bayberry Lane homeowner after following the man to his home, faces charges of first-degree strangulation, home invasion, third-degree assault robbery by carjacking, first-degree burglary and first-degree criminal attempt to commit larceny of a motor vehicle.

The violent Sunday carjacking, which shocked a quiet Westport neighborhood, was recorded by home security cameras in footage released by police Monday.

Police and town officials will host a public forum on the surge in motor vehicle thefts and break-ins at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Town Hall auditorium.

The teen suspect was taken into custody at his Waterbury home, where police said “evidence linking him to the carjacking” was found as a search warrant was executed Tuesday by Westport police detectives, the Connecticut State Police Violent Crime Task Force and Waterbury officers.

A handgun with an extended magazine also was seized at the juvenile’s home, police said.

The youth faces additional charges for his alleged role in the theft of a 2021 BMW 530i, stolen in Westport last Saturday and apparently used by the carjackers to tail the Aston Martin owner to his Bayberry Lane home. The charges are first-degree motor vehicle larceny and theft of a payment card.

The Aston Martin was tracked to a residence in Berlin, where police said three other stolen vehicles were found when officers from the Bridgeport Auto Theft Task Force, of which Westport is a member, along with Berlin police executed a search warrant Monday.

Derrick Mcgill, a resident of the Berlin home where four stolen cars where found by police Monday, faces a series of charges, including running a “chop shop,” filed by the Bridgeport Auto Theft Task Force.

Derrick Mcgill, 39, a resident of the Berlin home, was placed under arrest by the task force on multiple charges, but as of Tuesday had not been charged by Westport police.

In addition to the Aston Martin, police found the Westport BMW used by the carjackers in the Sunday incident, according to the report.

Also found at the alleged Berlin chop shop were a BMW stolen from Ridgefield and a Porsche stolen in Rhode Island, police said.

Mcgill, who was held on $250,000 bond, was charged by the regional task force with four counts of first-degree larceny of motor vehicles, first-degree conspiracy to commit larceny of a motor vehicle, payment card theft, illegal operation of a chop shop and conspiracy to commit illegal operation of a chop shop.

Lt. Eric Woods, the Westport spokesman, said more arrests are anticipated in the ongoing investigation.

The teen suspect was expected to be brought to the Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Center later Tuesday.

Police Chief Foti Koskinas, in a statement issued Tuesday, said the arrests were carried out “by utilizing technology, inter-departmental cooperation, and good old-fashioned police work.”

He credited the “rapid progress in this investigation” to collaboration between Westport police detectives and officers from the Bridgeport Auto Theft Task Force.