Thief found with Crack Cocaine at Home Depot

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Keith Highsmith

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden Police have arrested a New Haven man who successfully stole pressure washers valued at $800. From Home Depot late last week. 

Keith Highsmith, 56, returned later the same day to rob the store of another $430 according to authorities when apprehended the man was found with four bags of crack cocaine.  The incident happened early Thursday with Highsmith being seen fleeing in a Cadillac. 

He later returned to lift a leaf blower, when he was seen by a store worker. 

After a short foot race Highsmith was arrested on and given a $10,000 bond and for violating an outstanding warrant for violation of probation.  He is expected to be in Meriden Superior Court on 19 October to face charges.  

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