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Suspected shoplifter tries to flee through pricker bushes in Newington

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Joseph LeGeyt. (Newington police photo) Joseph LeGeyt. (Newington police photo)
NEWINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

A shoplifting suspect was apprehended by Newington police after he fled into some thick brush and pricker bushes.

Officers said they found 33-year-old Joseph LeGeyt of New Britain hiding in a wooded area behind businesses on Pane Road.

They said he was caught shoplifting from the Best Buy on the Berlin Turnpike just before 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

When police arrived, they said LeGeyt avoided arrest in the parking lot and took off on foot.

He ran into the brush on Pane Road where a K9 unit was unable to pick up his scent due to the rainy weather.

Police said they set up a perimeter and found him after about two and a half hours.

LeGeyt was charged with sixth-degree larceny and interfering with an officer.

He was released on a $25,000 surety bond and scheduled to make a court appearance on Dec. 13.

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