Drop the Soap! Man Charged After Taking More Than 230 Bars from Local Store
Southington police said the theft of 39 separate six-packs of soap from a local store led to the arrest of a man that had been recently shoplifting at points around the community including Target and a local grocery store.
It was hardly a clean getaway for a Bristol man Monday charged in connection with area shoplifting thefts after he was caught trying to make off with 234 bars of soap from a local grocery store.
Officers took David Dworak, of 79 Hepworth St. in Bristol, into custody Monday on various charges stemming from an ongoing series of shoplifting thefts in the area.
Dworak, 29, is facing charges including three counts of sixth-degree larceny, third-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny. He was released on a promise to appear is due in Bristol Superior Court for arraignment later this month.
"The charges stem from a series of incidents at Target and a local grocery store," Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz said. "Camera footage showed him taking a total of nine cans of 12-ounce formula valued at $15.99 each from Target, pushing through the loss prevention officer on one occasion."
In a separate incident, Dobratz said he stole 39 separate six-packs of soap from a grocery store, valued at $331.
Police reports did not indicate what the soap thefts may have been used for. Typically, Dobratz said, these type of thefts are conducted then the product sold to area bodegas and small convenience stores.
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