Southington man suspected of robbing Plainville bank before being tracked to Newington motel has case sent to higher court

Published on Friday, 5 November 2021 16:45


A Southington man who police say robbed at least one Plainville bank before he was tracked down to a Newington motel is having his case heard before a higher court.

David Latino, 49, learned of the move last week in New Britain Superior Court, where his case was transferred to the Part A docket. This docket is generally heard in its own courtroom, as Part A matters are of the most serious in nature.

Latino has yet to be charged in connection with a robbery in Plainville, though police say he is a suspect and is expected to be served with an arrest warrant.

The robbery was reported on Oct. 14, around 12:30 p.m., at the Liberty Bank on East Street in Plainville. There, a suspect handed the teller a note, demanding cash. No weapon was displayed.

The suspect, who made off with an undisclosed amount of money, was described as a white male with an average build. He was wearing a baseball hat and mask.

Police said the suspect is believed to be the same person who robbed Liberty Bank two days earlier and possibly other locations.

Plainville police said their investigators developed Latino as a suspect. He was then tracked down to a motel in Newington, Plainville police said.

Newington police could be observed at an active scene at the Carrier Motor Lodge. Multiple officers, including a SWAT truck, were outside the motel in the evening hours.

Latino was eventually taken into custody. Judicial records on Friday indicated he faces charges of second-degree kidnapping and interfering with an officer. At the time of the arrest, no details were released.

Newington police on Friday did not respond to a request for further details about the allegations.

Latino is being held on $200,000 bond and is due back in court on Dec. 7.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plainville, Southington Herald on Friday, 5 November 2021 16:45. Updated: Friday, 5 November 2021 16:48.