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West Hartford Police: Man Wanted for Armed Robbery of Family Dollar Store

Luis Henrique Santos. Photo courtesy of West Hartford Police

West Hartford Police have obtained a warrant for the man identified as the suspect in the July 10, 2018, robbery of the Family Dollar Store on New Britain Avenue.

By Ronni Newton

West Hartford Police said Tuesday night that they have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a man who is wanted in connection with the July 10, 2o18 armed robbery of the Family Dollar Store at 939 New Britain Ave.

Police produced a warrant poster for one of the suspects, who has been identified as Luis Henrique Santos, 20. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 150 pounds, police said. The warrant is for charges of first-degree robbery.

Police urged caution in dealing with Santos, since he is aware of the warrant and the weapon used in the robbery has not yet been recovered.

According to court records, Santos is on probation for an October 2017 incident for which he was charged with second-degree criminal trespass and interfering with an officer.

Anyone who has information about the suspect should contact West Hartford Police Detective Jeremy Tangarone at 860-570-8880 or call the Detective Bureau at 860-570-8870.

Police said previously that there were two suspects, both described as Hispanic males in their 20s. One of the suspects brandished a firearm, police said.

West Hartford Police said that an arrest made earlier Tuesday in Hartford is related to this incident.

According to Hartford Police, who assisted with the arrest, Samuel DaSilva, 18, of Flatbush Avenue in Hartford was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with first-degree robbery with a firearm.

Hartford Police said that West Hartford Police had a warrant for the arrest of DaSilva, and were watching his residence. When DaSilva arrived at around 10:30 a.m., additional units from West Hartford responded and Hartford Police assisted by establishing a perimeter.

West Hartford Police took DaSilva into custody without incident, Hartford Police said, but did not find the firearm.

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