SOUTHINGTON - A Torrington man suspected to be behind thefts at numerous Home Depot stores in the area faces charges for a theft from the Southington location.
Christopher Main, 38, allegedly took four Milwaukee M18 drill kits - worth a total of nearly $2,200 - and left the Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike store without paying on Aug. 5, according to the arrest warrant.
Police allege he continued walking after an employee told him to stop.
An asset protection employee who works at the Southington Home Depot told police he works at 13 different locations in the state, and that Main was a suspect in thefts from a majority of the stores, according to the warrant.
During the investigation, police found that Main had 13 active warrants out for his arrest for varying degrees of larceny.
Southington police were able to use video surveillance from inside the store to identify Main as the suspect.
In the Southington theft, Main faces one count of third-degree larceny. He was not charged until months after the incident was reported and is being held on $500 bond and bonds in numerous other pending larceny cases. Main is scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court on Friday.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.