Scooter missing in Vandel Drug break-in


TORRINGTON — A security alarm alert a few minutes after midnight Sunday, brought Torrington police to Vandel Drug on Main Street within a few seconds, but the thief/thieves had made a successful get away.

“It was amazing how quickly the police got here,” store manager Russ Richards said Tuesday morning. “I was here in just a few minutes, and they were already here checking the store.”

Richards said no drugs were taken during the break-in. The only item missing is a small electric scooter like those that are popular with today’s youth. Valued at $229, the scooter could be red, blue or black.

As of Tuesday morning, there was no damage estimate for the two broken glass panes in the front of the store.

Assistant Police Chief Michael Matthews said the investigation into the break-in is “ongoing.” A search for clues on Main Street business surveillance tapes has not produced any leads.

“We’re following up on leads, and hope that a member of the public will let us know if they notice someone with a new scooter,” Matthews said.

Matthews asked residents to notify the department with information.

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