BRISTOL - Police are looking for a Manchester man who skipped court twice to answer charges that he stole a car that was running outside a Bristol gas station while the owner was inside the store.
Juan Serrano, 23, will be charged with failure to appear in court once he is found, officials said Friday at his hearing in Bristol Superior Court.
Jeffrey Lee, state prosecutor, said Serrano previously didn’t show up for a hearing to answer to charges of third-degree larceny and operating without registration or suspended license. He was sent a letter at that time notifying him of Friday’s scheduled court appearance, Lee continued.
Upon Serrano not responding when his case was called, Lee requested that a re-arrest be ordered. A judge granted his request.
Serrano was arrested Nov. 28 after he was allegedly involved in a car theft earlier that month.
According to police, Serrano on Nov. 6 noticed a 2010 Dodge Charger running at the Valero gas station on Pine Street while the owner was inside the store. Police allege he was caught on video surveillance getting into the car and driving away. He was later arrested after police acquired a warrant.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.