SOUTHINGTON – A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to six months in prison after committing two commercial burglaries in town.
Nicholas Carr, 19, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree burglary during a hearing Thursday in Bristol Superior Court. He was sentenced to six months in prison.
As part of the plea bargain, which was offered by state prosecutors, two counts each of conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny, third-degree criminal mischief and conspiracy to commit third-degree criminal mischief were not pursued. An additional burglary charge was also dropped.
Carr, who had been held on bond since he was charged in the burglaries on March 7, broke into Cava Restaurant and Kizl’s Restaurant on the same night last June. He and multiple other men were charged.
According to police, Carr and two other men broke into Cava, 1615 West St., at about 7:30 p.m. on June 28. About $150 and some vodka bottles were reported missing. Police were alerted to the burglary after the building’s alarm was tripped. Surveillance showed three men enter the restaurant and rummage through a number of things.
Then, at about 10:43 p.m. the same night, police received another burglary alarm, this time at Kizl’s restaurant, at 2014 West St. Officers who responded noted that the back door had been broken into, according to the arrest warrant. Another door inside a storage room, leading to the main area of the restaurant, had damage to it, but it had not been broken down. Nothing was reported missing.
Carr and another man were implicated in the burglaries after they were found in Bristol in a stolen van in the early morning hours of June 29.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at email@example.com.