SOUTHINGTON - A New Hampshire man has pleaded not guilty to two commercial burglaries in Southington.
Nicholas Carr, 19, entered his pleas Wednesday during a brief hearing in Bristol Superior Court. He has been charged with two counts each of third-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny, third-degree criminal mischief and conspiracy to commit third-degree criminal mischief.
Carr, who is being held on $100,000 bond, was granted a continuance until May 11. He and multiple other men have been charged with breaking into Cava Restaurant and Kizl’s Restaurant on the same night last June.
According to police, Carr and two other men broke into Cava, 1615 West St., at about 7:30 p.m. June 28. About $150 and some vodka bottles were reported missing. Police were alerted to the burglary after the building’s alarm was tripped. Surveillance showed three men enter the restaurant and rummage through a number of things.
Then, at about 10:43 p.m. the same night, police received another burglary alarm, this time at Kizl’s restaurant, at 2014 West St. Officers who responded noted that the back door had been broken into, according to the arrest warrant. Another door inside a storage room, leading to the main area of the restaurant, had damage to it, but it had not been broken down. Nothing was reported missing.
Carr and another man were implicated in the burglaries after they were found in Bristol in a stolen van in the early morning hours June 29.
Carr later pleaded guilty to a larceny charge in connection with the stolen van. He was then extradited to New Hampshire, where he was wanted in connection with another matter, before he was transported back to Connecticut last month and charged in the burglaries.