Newington police have arrested a Meriden man accused of stealing role playing game cards from a Newington shop that is connected to the ConnectiCon conference held each year in Hartford.
Police responded the report of a possible burglary in progress at ConnectiCon, at 705 North Mountain Road in Newington, at 12:08 a.m.
The owner contacted police after finding an unoccupied running vehicle backed up to the building.
Officers established a perimeter, found Keith Erskine, 38, of Meriden, leaving the building leaving the building and took him into custody, police said.
He has been charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny, possession of burglary tools, second-degree criminal trespass and third-degree criminal mischief.
The shop sells board and card games, as well as tabletop roleplaying games, dice and assorted accessories, Magic the Gathering, YuGiOh, Cardfight Vanguard, and other games, according to its Facebook page.
The shop is an extension of ConnectiCon, a conference that brings thousands of people into Hartford each year.
The next ConnectiCon convention will be held at the Connecticut Convention Center from July 10 to 13.