New Haven man used cinder block to break into Southington convenience store, steal $3K worth of cigarettes: police

Published on Wednesday, 7 August 2019 13:28


SOUTHINGTON - A New Haven man has been charged with breaking into a Southington gas station and stealing thousands of dollars worth of cigarettes.

James Jones, 52, faces charges of third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny and first-degree criminal mischief.

According to police, Jones used a cinder block to smash a window at the Gulf gas station and convenience store, located at 1123 Meriden Waterbury Tpke., on Aug. 25, 2018. Once inside, police allege, he stole $3,230 worth of cigarettes.

Jones was not immediately charged in the burglary. A warrant was acquired for his arrest after he was developed as the suspect, police said.

Jones was served with the warrant this week in Bristol Superior Court. He is being held on $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in New Britain court on Sept. 10.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Wednesday, 7 August 2019 13:28. Updated: Wednesday, 7 August 2019 13:30.