Springfield man charged in series of Suffield CVS thefts

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A Springfield man was extradited from the Hampshire County House of Correction Monday to face charges in Suffield, Connecticut.

Suffield Police Department Captain Christopher McKee told 22News 27-year-old Nicholas Roy was arrested by Agawam police in 2017 in connection with a series of shopliftings at the Suffield CVS.

Roy, however, allegedly assumed the identity of an acquaintance who matched his physical description, and was released on a summons to appear in court. McKee said when they determined Roy’s actual identity it was determined that he was wanted on three active court-issued warrants out of Ludlow, Holyoke, and Ware.

He was taken into custody in Massachusetts on March 24, 2017, and charged with impersonation offenses. Just over a year later, the Suffield Police Department was granted extradition to return Roy to Connecticut so he could be arraigned on a charge of larceny in the fifth degree for the CVS shoplifting. He was turned over to Suffield police on Monday and arraigned on Tuesday.

“As a result of multi-jurisdictional partnerships and the invaluable assistance provided by the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (VFAS)-West Unit with members of the Springfield, Massachusetts Police Department and United States Marshals Task Force officers, the Hartford State’s Attorney’s Office, and the Enfield Superior Court GA #13 State’s Attorney’s Office, this case was brought to a successful conclusion with a multi-state persistent offender was identified and apprehended,” McKee said.

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