If Jordan Uliasz hadn’t returned to a second day in a row while allegedly attempting to steal electronic items from the Executive Boulevard department store in mid-December, police said he may not have been caught.
As it turns out, however, returning to the scene of the crime has left the 18-year-old facing multiple larceny charges including a new set stemming from a warrant arrest that police made on Monday.
Officers booked Uliasz, formerly of 105 Juniper Road in Southington, on one count of sixth-degree larceny after he turned himself in to police Monday night. He was released after posting a $5,000 bond and given a court date of Jan. 30, police said.
Sgt. Lowell DePalma said Wednesday that the latest arrest stems from a Dec. 14, 2011, theft from the on Queen Street. Uliasz allegedly took a variety of electronics from the store including a 19” television, two iHome speaker systems, a digital camera, a DVD player and an accessory kit, DePalma said.
“The total value of the items was around $320,” DePalma said.
Uliasz, a 2011 graduate, was first identified in the recent thefts from local department stores on Dec. 15, when police said just 24 hours after allegedly walking out with an X-Box Kinect system.
Police said video surveillance at Target showed he had returned the following day and attempted to steal additional video game equipment, but was caught before he could leave the store and detained by store security.
The investigation at Target allowed detectives to connect Uliasz to the thefts at Walmart, police said.
Court records show that Uliasz has not entered a plea in either of those thefts.