Hamden Police Arrest Suspected Kidnapper

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    Hamden Police Department
    Hamden police arrested David Vega, who is suspected of stealing from a Shop Rite in town and kidnapping a 17-year-old.

    Police have arrested a Wallingford man suspected of stealing from a Shop Rite in Hamden and kidnapping a teenager. 

    David Vega, 43, kidnapped a 17-year-old boy and ordered him to drive him to a local parking lot during a larceny incident at the grocery store on May 26, police said.

    Police charged Vega with second-degree kidnapping, first-degree threatening and sixth-degree larceny after he turned himself into police headquarters on a warrant.

    Vega was held on a $250,000 bond and was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on May 30.