He was ‘prawn’ in 60 seconds.
Connecticut cops are trying to hook a serial “seafood bandit” who allegedly snatched hundreds of dollars worth of pricey shrimp from several grocery stores, according to a report Friday.
Things got fishy at around 3:45 p.m. Sunday when the thief stuffed 35 pounds of the frozen shellfish — valued at $1,100 — into a bag at the Adams IGA supermarket in Plymouth then sped off, police told the Hartford Courant.
Workers at the shop didn’t notice the crook had gotten his claws on the crustaceans until after he had fled in a blue Toyota SUV with a taped-up window and no plates, police said.
But the suspect — who is husky and likely in his 30s or 40s — was caught on the store’s surveillance camera footage.
And cops quickly learned he’s wanted for a slew of similar thefts at grocery stores in Avon and Cheshire, Plymouth Police Capt. Edward Benecchi said.
“The ‘Seafood Bandit’ I guess you could call him,” Benecchi told the paper.
He said police on Thursday were preparing an arrest warrant charging the totally ‘shellfish’ guy with fourth-degree larceny.
Details of the other seafood heists were not immediately clear.