Man Stealing Razors, Lighters From Old Saybrook Stop & Shop Threatens Security Guard With Knife: Police

A shoplifter threatened an Old Saybrook Stop and Shop security guard with a pocket knife and ran through the shopping center when he tried to stop him from stealing, police said. 

The security guard confronted Barry Marchinkoski, 49, a homeless man from the Middletown area, in the parking lot of the Stop & Shop on Elm Street and tried to stop him from shoplifting $219 in razor blades and lights when the suspect threatening him at knifepoint, according to police. The incident happened at about 9:06 p.m. on Tuesday night.

Then Marchinkoski ran from the security guard through the shopping center, police said. 

Old Saybrook police responded and it wasn't long before they found the suspect and a witness confirmed the identity. 

Police found the knife, heroin, suboxone and needles in his pants  pocket. 

Police arrested Marchinkoski without incident, charging him with second-degree robbery, sixth-degree larceny, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia, also charging him with two counts of violation of probation on two separate outstanding warrants.  

The Old Saybrook Police Department held Marchinkoski in custody on a $50,000 bond. His bond for the two violation of probation warrants was set at $5,000 a piece. 

He is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 21. 

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