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Suspected seafood thief taken into custody; wanted in several towns

Detained in Windsor, the suspect was transferred to Bristol police
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WINDSOR, Conn — A man suspected of stealing seafood from several towns around the state was taken into custody in Windsor last Friday.

Windsor police said Nicholas Latina, 30 of New London, had entered Geissler’s Supermarket about 5:15 p.m. on April 2. They said he attempted to take some items but replaced them.

According to police, Latina was known to store personnel. He was detained and, although they did not have a violation to charge him for, officers learned that he had outstanding warrants in several other towns, including Bristol, Cheshire, Plymouth and Vernon.

While police had Latina detained, he complained that he was feeling ill, so they took him to Hartford Hospital. After he was treated he was taken into custody by Bristol Police.

At least three times since late February police have investigated the theft of groceries including shrimp from local grocery stores.

Police said on March 7, around 7:30 p.m., two suspects entered Stop and Shop, at 727 Rubber Avenue. Video footage showed the suspects arriving in a newer model white Nissan Pathfinder, possibly bearing Connecticut plates.

Police said when they got in the store, they filled up multiple re-usable shopping bags with shrimp, bacon, and Kool-Aid then subsequently fled through the rear fire escape door without paying for the merchandise.

In Plymouth, police are still investigating the theft of more than $1,000 in shrimp from a local supermarket on February 21.

Police said 30 to 35 bags of shrimp were taken from Adam's IGA, located at 311 Main Street, around 3:45 p.m. Police estimated the shrimp is valued at $1,100.

Police described the suspect as a white man, 30 to 40 years old, husky build, wearing a gray Jumpman sweatshirt and blue jeans. He left in a gray or blue Toyota RAV 4. The suspect removed the vehicle's plates prior to entering the IGA plaza. 

The suspect has a large noticeable tattoo on the top of his left hand.

Anyone with information on the Plymouth theft, contact Officer Cyr (Case # 21-1283) at 860-589-7779 or dcyr@plymouthct.us

Any information can be forwarded to the investigating officer, Officer Tortora PL11 at 203-729-5222 x3162 or jtortora@NaugatuckPD.org

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