MERIDEN — A Hartford man has been charged in an attempted burglary of air fryers at Fosdick Fulfillment in December.
Juan Colon, 49, of 1630 Main St., Hartford, was charged Wednesday with third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny, third-degree criminal mischief and conspiracy to commit all the charges.
On Dec. 15, 2018, police responded to Fosdick, 500 S. Broad St., and found a U-Haul van parked next to a door that was propped open, and noticed two people loading boxes into the back of the van. As police approached, the men ran into the building. Police were unable to locate them that night.
Officers found about 10 boxes containing air fryers inside and a pallet containing about 40 more air fryers nearby, according to Colon’s arrest warrant. Police also noticed a broken window and a set of keys.
After determining Colon rented the van, police interviewed him, the warrant said. Colon told police he was working at the time.
The value of the fryers in the van and on the pallet was about $7,000, the warrant said.
Colon was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Wednesday. According to statements in court, his record includes multiple convictions for robbery. Bond was set at $75,000.
– Lauren Sellew