Seafood Shoplifter Snatches Frozen Bags of Shrimp From Connecticut Store
Plymouth police are calling him "The Seafood Bandit."
An unidentified man is accused of walking into Adams IGA in Plymouth, CT on February 21 and lifting 30 to 35 bags of frozen shrimp. Police say the shrimp was valued at $1,100, according to the Hartford Courant.
Police have identified someone who is suspected of other thefts at stores in Avon and Cheshire. Police are drafting an arrest warrant for the suspect, a husky-built white male, 30 to 40 years old, with a large tattoo on top of his left hand.
It's a fact that purchasing frozen shrimp instead of fresh is more economical. This shrimp stealer is obviously aware of making frozen shrimp taste as good as the fresh stuff.
It's easy. Check it out. You take your frozen shrimp and remove them from the packaging and place them in a Ziploc bag. Put the bag in cold water and place a plate or some burglary tool if you've shoplifted the shrimp to make sure the bag remains submerged. Let it sit for 10 to 20 minutes until the shrimp is fully thawed.
Back to the scene of the crime. After looking at the surveillance video, police saw him dip his hand into a center aisle cooler and proceeded to stuff freezer bags with 30 to 35 one-pound bags of frozen shrimp.
It appears the seafood bandit has a thing for shrimp because he's pilfered frozen shrimp from several supermarkets over the past few weeks. He allegedly raced away from Adams IGA in a Toyota SUV with no license plates.