Texas males arrested in Southington attempting to steal wire

Police stated the lads have been dressed as development staff as they tried to steal the spools of wire from the shop.

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. — Three males from Texas have been arrested in Southington, trying to steal giant spools of wire from a Lowes Residence Enchancment retailer, police stated. 

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

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 staff contacted police. 

When officers arrived, they discovered two suspect autos that have been concerned within the theft. One of many autos 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, based on police. The driving 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 ultimately apprehended by police. A 3rd suspect was taken into custody on the Lowe’s retailer, police stated. 

Throughout the investigation, it was discovered that the three suspects have been concerned in comparable incidents in Wallingford and New Haven earlier within the day, based on police. 

Arrested was Daniel Thomas, 22, from Ft. Value, 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, based on police. He had a Secret Service Extraditable Federal Warrant for his arrest concerning a fraudulent cost scheme getting used through the thefts. 

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It was discovered through 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. Value as properly, 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. 

Residents on the town reacted to the frequent thefts which have taken place throughout the state such because the thieves at BJ’s stealing a cart of flat display screen TV’s and a cart filled with detergent at Market 32 in Oxford. 

“I believe it is actually loopy that there is lots of pent-up aggression in rage since COVID,” stated Shannan Colon of Plantsville. 

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

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

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