Would-Be Shoplifter Tried to Steal Frozen Shrimp: Police

Anthony Grillo 1200
South Windsor Police

A man suspected of trying to steal bags full of frozen shrimp was arrested after witnesses identified him through a photo lineup.

Police said Anthony Grillo, 33, of Hartford, tried to shoplift two large shopping bags of frozen shrimp from a South Windsor store in 2015 and fled when store employees confronted him.

Grillo was identified as a suspect based on the vehicle he was driving and witness photo lineup identification, according to a news release from police.

He was charged with criminal attempt to commit larceny in the sixth degree, five counts of failure to appear in the second degree and failure to pay or plead an infraction ticket.

As police were arresting him, they learned he was wanted on five failure to appear warrants for other agencies, which we also served.

Bond was set at $25,000 surety and Grillo, who was held, will appear in Manchester Superior Court on Wednesday.

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