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Man crashes car into gas station; steals banana then leaves

NEWINGTON, Connecticut (NEWS CENTER) -- The Newington Police Department responded to the Citgo Gas Station located at 502 Cedar Street at 1:48am on January 8 for a report of an active burglary alarm. Upon arrival on scene, officers discovered extensive damage to the north entry doors which appeared to have been caused by a motor vehicle. No suspects were located at the scene. Review of surveillance video depicted a suspect, operating a light colored Ford Freestyle stationwagon with Connecticut registration plates, backed into the store entrance door several times creating an opening in the glass. The suspect, identified as a black male wearing a dark jacket, dark pants, and a brown hat, then entered the store. The male was not wearing a mask and made no attempt to conceal his identity. The suspect selected a banana from a shelf, peeled and ate the fruit, and then exited the store. No other items were taken during the burglary.