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Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
April 25, 2007


   On 4-17-07 members of the Central District Major Crime Squad investigated an attempted robbery at the Country Market Store, located at 315 Saybrook Road, in Haddam.  The investigation revealed that two individuals had entered the market, armed with a machete and baseball bat, and demanded money from employees.   Both of the suspects subsequently left the store without receiving any money.  

   Subsequent investigation lead Detectives to the accused, Alessandro Acosto, age 18, of 6 Munnisunk Drive, in Simsbury.  Further information by State Police Investigators revealed that Acosto also participated in a burglary of the same business on 4-13-07.   

   On 4-25-07 Acosto turned himself in to Troop F where, via arrest warrant, he was charged with the following crimes:

For the 4-17-07 incident:

Criminal Attempt Robbery 1st Degree            
Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree   
Larceny Sixth Degree                                 

Conspiracy to Commit Robbery 1st Degree     
Risk of Injury to a Minor                              
Theft of A Marker Plate                               
Carrying a Dangerous Weapon 
Criminal Attempt Larceny Second Degree        
Misuse of a Registration Plate

Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 2nd Degree      
Tampering with Evidence

For the 4-13-07 incident:
Conspiracy to Commit Burglary 1st Degree            
Burglary in the 1st Degree
Criminal Attempt to Commit Larceny 2nd Degree   
Tampering with Evidence                           

   Acosto was held on a $205,000 court set bond and was scheduled to appear at GA 9 in Middletown today.

   This case is active and further arrests are expected.