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Man wanted on car theft, robbery charges escapes hospital in Meriden

A man wanted in connection with a car theft and robbery charges escaped police custody while he was being treated at a hospital in Meriden, police said Thursday.

Michael Zimmitti, 29, is considered at large upon escaping the MidState Medical Center in Meriden after being taken into custody on larceny and fraud charges on Wednesday, according to the Cheshire Police Department.

He has been described as standing 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing about 130 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair, according to Cheshire police. He has several tattoos “all over his body,” police added.

Cheshire police said Zimmitti was being held on a $100,000 bond while being treated at the hospital following his arrest on charges of first-degree larceny of a motor vehicle and illegal use of a credit or debit card. He is being sought by police in Cheshire and Meriden after escaping the hospital.

Meriden police have a warrant for Zimmitti’s arrest on charges of third-degree robbery, second-degree breach of peace and criminal attempt to commit fifth-degree larceny.

Cheshire police said they will also pursue an arrest warrant on the charge of escape from custody.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Zimmitti has been asked to contact Cheshire police at 203-271-5500 or Officer Lester Zimnoch at 203-317-9854.

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