On July 13, 2016 at approximately 2:00am New Haven Officers responded to a Theft that just occurred at Kroger located in the 800 block of Lincoln Hwy West. The suspect fled in a dark colored van prior to Police arrival. The suspect entered the store, completed his shopping engaging the employee monitoring the self-checkout in conversation. Prior to exiting the store the suspect entered a secure area where cigarettes are stored. The suspect was observed taking a shipping crate full of cigarette cartons from behind the counter and exiting the store. The suspect is described as a male black or Hispanic, medium build with black hair. The total loss to the store from this incident was valued at over $1200 in merchandise. The New Haven Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in the accompanied photo. Anyone with information on who this suspect may be is asked to contact New Haven Police Department at (260)748-7080.

POSTED: 07/22/16 at 7:47 am. FILED UNDER: News