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Stonington police charge man with stealing ATM

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Stonington — Police charged an Ansonia man Wednesday in connection with the theft of a convenience store ATM in 2018.

Fabian Rodriguez, 36, was charged Wednesday with third-degree burglary, first-degree larceny and first-degree criminal mischief. Rodriguez is currently on parole for 22 months, which is scheduled to end Feb. 25. Among his previous convictions are burglary, larceny and conveying a controlled substance into a correctional institution. 

According to police, Rodriguez and another person tied a strap around the ATM at the Henny Penny store on Route 2 in Pawcatuck and used their van to pull it out of the store.

The van had been stolen out of Bridgeport and later was found in New Haven. Police then analyzed DNA from the van and used other evidence to obtain a warrant for Rodriguez's arrest. The investigation continues.

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