3 from New Haven charged in Oxford grocery store theft, suspected of larceny spree across CT

OXFORD, Conn. (WTHN) — Three suspects accused of stealing from an Oxford grocery store in November are now facing charges. 

The alleged theft happened the morning of Nov. 9 at the Market 32 store on Oxford Road.

According to arrest warrants, at about 6:35 a.m., four people entered the store and put multiple items in shopping carts, and left the store without paying. In a video taken by a customer in the parking lot, two male and two female suspects are seen loading the stolen items into two waiting cars in the fire lane in front of the store. The cars were seen speeding off headed south on Route 67.

In total, $1,660.18 worth of merchandise was stolen. Items taken include laundry detergent and paper towels.

One of the suspect vehicles is described as an older-model, tan Chevrolet Suburban with no visible license plates, distinct rust, and damage to the entirety of the car and rear bumper. The other suspect vehicle is described as an older-model tan Honda Odyssey mini with a rusted small receiver hitch in the rear and damage to the driver-side sliding passenger door.

State police previously said they had tentatively identified two of four suspects and found the tan minivan seen in the viral video in New Haven.

State Police say their investigation revealed the Honda minivan and Chevrolet Suburban, along with the occupants of the vehicles, have been suspected or confirmed involved in similar larcenies across the state.

State police arrested 36-year-old Brandy Quadrato, 44-year-old James Hill, and 51-year-old Nasif Amir Muhammad, all from New Haven.

All three suspects face fourth-degree larceny and fourth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny charges. Bond was set at $50,000 for each.

State police said Hill posted bond and is due to appear at Derby Superior Court on Dec. 6.

Muhammad and Quadrato are being held at Department of Corrections facilities on unrelated charges and were unable to post bond.

The investigation remains ongoing.