Suspect in Plainville Robbery Taken Into Custody at Newington Motel

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A suspect in a bank robbery in Plainville was taken into custody at a motel in Newington on Thursday night.

Plainville police identified the suspect as 49-year-old David Latino, of Southington.

They said the bank robbery happened just before 12:30 p.m. at Liberty Bank on East Street in Plainville.

Latino showed a teller a note demanding cash and fled with the money, police said. He didn’t show a weapon.

Latino is believed to have robbed Liberty Bank two days earlier, and possibly others, according to Plainville police.

Investigators tracked Latino to Carrier Motor Lodge, a motel in Newington, Plainville police said, and Newington police took him into custody later that night in connection to criminal charges that were not connected to the alleged robberies.

Plainville authorities are working on obtaining an arrest warrant in connection with the Liberty Bank robbery.

Newington Police said Plainville Police detectives contacted them for assistance at around 4:30 p.m. and Latino opened the door as officers approached the room, then quickly shut the door. 

Newington police said Latino had a female acquaintance in the room with him.

The Newington Police Department Emergency Response Team and Crisis Negotiators responded and after a few hours of negotiating with Latino, the female acquaintance was allowed to leave the room, police said. 

They said negotiations continued and there was concern that Latino might be experiencing a medical emergency. 

When the Emergency Response Team entered the room, Latino was unconscious, officials said. 

Latino was transported to Hartford Hospital for treatment and after he was released, he was charged with kidnapping in the second degree and interfering with a police officer.

Bond was set at $250,000.

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