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Police were called to 3164 Berlin Turnpike just after 11:30 a.m. after receiving a report of shoplifting. When police arrived, they found that Tracy Kane, 39, had threatened the security officer at the store with an undisclosed type of handgun after trying to steal a 32-inch Samsung television, T-shirt and ball cap. He fled the store in a green Chevy Blazer, police added.
The Chevy Blazer was found by police in the Lowe’s parking lot farther down the turnpike with Kane inside. The handgun was found in a patch of grass near the car, police said.
According to court records, Kane has five previous convictions and a pending case in Derby Superiour Court, where he was charged with five counts of motor vehicle crimes.
Kane was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery, fifth-degree larceny, criminal possession of a firearm and carrying a firearm without a permit, as well as several motor vehicle charges. He is being held on $100,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court later today.