Police catch fugitive at Walmart

Mikhail Dikler

Mikhail Dikler

When Southington police arrested Mikhail Dikler, 33, of Brooklyn for shoplifting at Walmart, they found an outstanding warrant in New York.

Police were dispatched to Walmart, at 235 Queen St., at approximately 4:37 p.m. on Feb. 14 after receiving a report about a shoplifter. Dikler was observed by Walmart security as he concealed numerous cosmetic items in his jacket. He then passed all points of sale without attempting to pay for the merchandise that he had concealed.

Once confronted by the security staff, Dikler ran from them across the parking lot where he was stopped as Police arrived at the scene. Approximately $51 of merchandise was recovered from Dikler. He was charged with sixth degree larceny and held on a $10,000 bond with a scheduled court appearance on Feb. 16 at the Bristol Court.


During the investigation, police found an extraditable warrant for Dikler out of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, New York. After confirming his identity through a fingerprint check, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s office confirmed the original indictment and warrant for the felony charges of receiving stolen property, forgery and petty theft from an incident on or about March 12, 2015.

Dikler was charged as a fugitive from justice, in violation of CGS 54-170 and held on a $25,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Bristol (GA-17) on Feb. 16.


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