[Video] Police seek help identifying Frate’s Liquors burglary suspect

On February 21, 2017 at 3:43AM, Frate’s Wines & Liquors located at 1937 Post Rd was burglarized. This was the third burglary that has occurred at this location since December of 2016. The suspect in all three incidents is believed to be the same individual, and has forcibly entered the establishment by smashing out the front window with a rock. As seen in the video, the suspect removes cash drawers from the register and quickly exits the establishment.The suspect is described as a white male, heavy build, large nose, rough facial features, in his late 30’s to mid 40’s. On two occasions, the suspect is seen operating a dark colored sedan. Surveillance video from the third incident shows a black or dark colored, 4 door midsize sedan, with what appears to be dark alloy rims. It does not appear that the windows are tinted on thevehicle. If you recognize or have any information about the suspect in this video, please contact the Darien Police Detective Division at 203-662-5330, or make an anonymous tip through our website at http://www.darienpolice.org/content/207/1299/default.aspx

Posted by Darien CT Police Department on Thursday, March 2, 2017

 
Darien Police have released a surveillance video to seeking help to find a suspect in recent break-ins at Frate’s Liquors. The break-ins have happened three times in three months. 
On Feb. 21, an overnight burglar smashed the front window of Frate’s Liquors and stole cash drawers out of the store’s registers.  Luckily this time the drawers had been emptied prior to the store’s closing and didn’t contain any cash outside of loose coins. 

A screenshot from the surveillance video of the suspect in three overnight break-ins at Frate’s Liquors in Darien.

A piece of a brick was used to break the window and a $30 bottle of wine was shattered as the suspect entered. He was inside the store for less than one minute, immediately taking the cash drawers. Officers recovered the cash drawers near Cove Road and were able to return them. Police are still investigating the series of burglaries.

A suspect matching the profile of the burglar in the prior two incidents was again captured on camera. The suspect is described as a white male, heavy build, large nose, rough facial features, in his late 30’s to mid 40’s. On two occasions, the suspect is seen operating a dark colored sedan. Surveillance video from the third incident shows a black or dark colored, four-door midsize sedan, with what appears to be dark alloy rims. It does not appear that the windows are tinted on the vehicle. 
If you have any information about the suspect in these incidents, you can contact the Darien Police Detective Division at 203-662-5330, or make an anonymous tip through their website at www.darienpolice.org/content/207/1299/default.aspx