A 33-year-old New Britain man suspected in a shoplifting at Best Buy on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington on Nov. 29 was located hours later after running into wooded area, according to police.
Police said they received a report of a shoplifting in progress at the store at 3377 Berlin Turnpike around 12:26 p.m. and officers found a man in the parking lot, but he ran away and into an area thick with brush and pricker bushes, police said.
A police dog was not able to find the man because of poor weather conditions, but police located the suspect around two-and-a-half hours later.
Police identified the man as Joseph LeGeyt and said he has been charged with sixth-degree larceny and interfering with an officer.
He was released on a $25,000 surety bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 13.
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