Library Theft Suspect Turns Self In

The man police believe pulled an 8-inch knife on a 19-year-old woman at public library in Glastonbury turned himself in Wednesday morning.

Authorities say Lucky Rice threatened the girl with a knife and took her laptop computer, money and other items on Aug. 12 as she sat in a study room at the Welles Turner Library.

Police responded but there was no sign of the man.

Lucky Rice, 33, turned himself in at the Hartford police department shortly after 6 a.m., Hartford police said Wednesday. He's expected to be handed over to Glastonbury police.

A state judge has signed an arrest warrant charging Rice with robbery and larceny.

Rice couldn't be reached for comment, and it's not clear if he has a lawyer.

The incident prompted increased patrols around the library and staff members have increased their presence in secluded areas and are also considering adding security cameras at both entrances.

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