Police are reporting that a CT man allegedly ripped off alcohol and food from a closed New Haven eatery.

Capt. Anthony Duff from the New Haven Police Dept. told the Connecticut Post that an unidentified caller had witnessed a man later identified as Louis Ortiz asleep inside the Soul De Cuba Cafe on Crown Street. Capt. Duff went on to tell the Connecticut Post,

Officers learned Ortiz helped himself over the course of four days to the restaurant's food, liquor, and beer. In addition to eating and drinking at the restaurant, Ortiz removed beverages and property from the building.

After further investigation, police learned that Ortiz had allegedly stolen money from the restaurant along with food and alcohol. When police caught up with Ortiz on Crown Street, he had a bottle of the restaurant's rum in his possession.

Louis Ortiz - New Haven Police Dept. Photo
Louis Ortiz - New Haven Police Dept. Photo

Mr. Cruz is being held on a $12,500 bond and has been charged with third-degree burglary and theft, first-degree criminal mischief, and second-degree failure to appear.

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