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Massachusetts man charged in theft of 'high value' liquor from Plainfield store

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Plainfield — A Massachusetts man with a history of burglaries in Rhode Island and Massachusetts was arrested on burglary and larceny charges by Plainfield police early Thursday following a brief chase and struggle.

Police were called at 4:22 a.m. for a report of two suspicious individuals walking in the area of Norwich Road and Bennett Street, one of them wearing a ski mask and hooded sweatshirt. Police said the man, later identified as Troy Stone, 37, of Worcester, Mass., attempted to flee police and struggled with a Plainfield officer after a brief chase.

Police allege Stone was involved in a burglary at The Pit Stop Package Store at 712 Norwich Road. Police said they recovered several “high value liquor bottles” and cash allegedly stolen from the package store.

Stone was charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree larceny, interfering with a police officer and first-degree criminal mischief. He was held in lieu of a $50,000 bond and appeared Thursday in Danielson Superior Court.

Police said Stone, who has a history of burglaries in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, has an active warrant for his arrest in Douglas, Mass., on breaking and entering and other charges.

The Plainfield Police Department is asking that the residents near the Pit Stop check their surveillance camera footage around the timeframe of the arrest and contact the department's Special Investigation Unit at (860)564-0804.

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