Police in Groton said they arrested a wanted man after he tried to use a stolen credit card then sped away from the scene.
Kashif T. Louissaint, 24, of Brooklyn, NY, was one of two people police had been pursuing from a Walmart on the Gold Star Highway Thursday afternoon.
Police said they responded to a report of larceny by fraud, after which witnesses were able to provide descriptions of one of the suspects and the vehicle in which he fled.
The suspect fit the description of one from similar crimes across the northeast, according to investigators. He's stolen $300,000 worth of items in those thefts.
Officers found the described vehicle speeding away from the store as they arrived.
They said the vehicle turned into the Copp Property Dog Park parking area where two suspects then ran into the woods.
Officers said they established a perimeter with the help of Ledyard, Groton City, New London, Stonington, Waterford and state police.
A reverse 911 call was sent out to area residents to alert them of the situation and requesting that they contact police if the suspects were spotted.
Louissaint was found in an area along Route 117 and Interstate 95.
Police said they charged him with fourth-degree larceny, criminal attempted illegal use of a credit card and interfering with an officer.
While investigating the suspect further, they found that he was wanted by the FBI in Newark, NJ.
Louissaint was also charged as a fugitive from justice.
He faced a judge on June 17 in New London.
Officers said they continue to search for the second suspect.
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