Texas males arrested after attempting to steal wire from Lowes retailer in Southington: police

Three males from Texas have been arrested in Southington, making an attempt to steal massive spools of wire from a Lowes Dwelling Enchancment retailer, police stated. 

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The incident occurred round 1:45 p.m. on the Loews on Government Boulevard South Wednesday afternoon.


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Police stated three males sporting reflective development vests had chosen spools of 12/2 cu nm-b wg.250ft, Romex wire and tried to pay for it with a fraudulent Loews Account Receivable account. The Lowes Loss Prevention crew contacted police. 

When officers arrived, they discovered two suspect automobiles that have been concerned within the theft. One of many automobiles was a U-Haul field truck used to move the wire.

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The opposite automobile, a black Honda with Texas plates, drove off from the world after seeing police.

Whereas driving erratically, the Honda suffered a flat tire, in accordance with police. The motive force fled on foot however was apprehended by Southington officers a brief distance away. A second suspect additionally ran from the world heading towards Goal. He too was finally apprehended by police. A 3rd suspect was taken into custody on the Lowe’s retailer, police stated. 

In the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the three suspects have been concerned in comparable incidents in Wallingford and New Haven earlier within the day, in accordance with police. 

Arrested was Daniel Thomas, 22, from Ft. Price, Texas. He was charged with interfering with a police officer, larceny within the third diploma, conspiracy to commit larceny within the third diploma, and larceny within the sixth diploma. 

Thomas was additionally a fugitive from justice, in accordance with police. He had a Secret Service Extraditable Federal Warrant for his arrest relating to a fraudulent cost scheme getting used in the course of the thefts. 

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It was discovered in the course of the investigation that Thomas was a suspect in comparable thefts all through the nation, police stated. 

Additionally arrested was 22-year-old Clarence Davis, from Burleson, Texas. He was charged with conspiracy to commit larceny within the third diploma. 

Marchest Hunder, 23, from Ft. Price as nicely, was charged with conspiracy to commit larceny within the third diploma, interfering with a police officer, failure to obey officer’s sign, and reckless driving. 

All three males have been held on a $150,000 bond every. 

Southington police stated they may proceed to work with investigators from Wallingford and New Haven. The gadgets tried to be stolen have been recovered within the retailer. The entire worth was practically $7,000, police stated. 

Jennifer Glatz is a digital content material producer at FOX61 Information. She will be reached at [email protected].  

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