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Troopers: Commercial Burglaries

Two businesses in Haddam were victims of crime this week. Deb’s Restaurant was broken into, and someone tried to break into the JD Food Mart.

On June 25, 2018 at 3:28 a.m., Deb’s Restaurant, 40 Saybrook Road, in Higganum was broken into and $50 cash stolen. The suspect, who appears to be a white male, allegedly used a crow bar to pry open the restaurant side door.  Surveillance video shows suspect wearing dark hoodie and gloves.  No vehicle was seen in the surveillance video.  Shortly after this incident, the Coyote Blue restaurant just up the road at 1960 Saybrook Road  in Middletown, was also broken into.  

On June 26, 2018, at 3:24 a.m., there was an attempted break in at the JD Food Mart Mobil station, 1016 Route 81, in Higganum. A red pick up truck with a tool box in the bed pulled up in front of the store on the shoulder of Route 81. Suspect appears to be a white male, wearing a dark hoodie, gloves, hiking type boots, and carrying an empty plastic trash bag. Suspect kicked the front door several times damaging the door and glass, but was unable to gain entry. He then fled in the red pick up truck traveling north on Rt 81.

Anyone with information on either of these incidents is asked to contact Haddam Resident Trooper Enrico Milardo at 860-345-2769.

Update 6/29/18:  Leads have been developed and appears that  the suspect may have been involved in similar burglaries around the state.

Photos provided from business surveillance cameras.

3 Responses to Troopers: Commercial Burglaries

  1. Sue Costa Reply

    June 27, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    We have too much criminal activity happening here in Haddam . Things seem to be going from bad to worse.Our police coverage is inadequate, our troopers are stretched too thin. This issue must be addressed soon by our elected officials.We can no longer accept what is happening without trying to improve our police presence somehow.

    • Frank Frey Reply

      July 12, 2018 at 7:23 am

      Sue, I agree to an extent. 1 of our elected officials wanted to have less officers. She however is not the first selectman.

  2. William Nichols Reply

    June 28, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    We need a paid police force. For the high tax rate we have in town, we receive very little. We were broken into many years ago while living on Filley rd. I came home from work to find our home had been ransacked and called Troop F. Took almost an hour for someone to respond. I consider the state police to be nothing more than my backup because they are rarely there when a crime is happening and usually show up to take pictures, write reports and “mop up”.

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