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UPDATE: New York Man Charged With Recent Thefts in South Kingstown, North Kingstown

The 25-year-old New York man is facing charges for allegedly stealing two cash registers and an ATM in South Kingstown, a town pick-up truck in NK and cash from a restaurant in Charlestown.

Luis Ortiz-Correa. Credit: WPRI.com
Luis Ortiz-Correa. Credit: WPRI.com

Published Dec. 3 at 2:11 p.m., Updated at 6:53 p.m.

Update: Ortiz-Correa has also been charged by Charlestown Police for two break ins in that town, WPRI reported Tuesday.

Original Post: South Kingstown Police Monday arrested Luis Ortiz-Correa, 25, of New York, in connection with the Sunday theft of a North Kingstown municipal truck and theft Monday of an ATM and two cash registers from the Seaview Marketplace at 682 Matunuck Beach Rd.

According to a release from SK police, officers were dispatched at approximately 3:30 a.m. for a report of a burglar alarm sounding at the market. Upon arrival they noted the store's glass front door had been broken and an ATM and two cash registers were missing, but no suspects were found.

Less than 20 minutes later Patrolman John D'Agostino spotted a red pick-up truck stopped with its passenger side door open on Moonstone Beach Rd., however when he exited his cruiser the vehicle sped away. After briefly losing sight of the truck, D'Agostino came upon it farther down the road overturned in a field with no one in sight.

A Narragansett Police Department K-9 officer was called to assist and at approximately 6 a.m. officers located the driver, Ortiz-Correa hiding in the woods. He was taken into custody and transported to South County Hospital for medical treatment.  

According to police the stolen ATM and cash registers were found in the truck Ortiz-Correa was driving, which authorities found had been reported stolen a day earlier from North Kingstown.

Ortiz-Correa is facing charges of breaking and entering and driving a motor vehicle without consent of the owner.

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