Robbery Is Reported in Greenwich

Greenwich Police say a pair of men demanded money from the victim and bound her hands and feet before fleeing.

by Barbara Heins

Greenwich Police are investigating a reported robbery of a home in central Greenwich.

According to a statement released by Greenwich Police, officers were "dispatched to a private residence early this evening around 5:30 p.m."

According to the statement, "A Greenwich resident had returned home and found her mother had been forcibly restrained by unknown assailants. The victim, who was home alone, was surprised by two white male suspects wearing ski masks."

"Upon entering the home, the suspects demanded money and struck the victim in the face causing her pain and minor injury," according to the statement. "Prior to leaving the residence, the suspects bound the victim's hands and feet." 

Police did not say what was stolen from the unidentified victim and that more information would be released on Wednesday morning.
Thomas Paine January 29, 2014 at 10:17 AM
Leslie/Barbara, this is not a robbery, this is a home invasion and should be labeled as such. "Home Invasion in Greenwich" will get more people interested in the article than the current title and deservedly so. A robbery is defined by Wikipedia as "the crime of taking or attempting to take something of value by force or threat of force or by putting the victim in fear." A mugging on the streets is a robbery. A hold up at a retail establishment is a robbery. When thugs break into an occupied home to commit a "robbery" and assault those in the home, they are committing a home invasion. The Patch had no trouble calling the Cheshire home invasion what it was, why sugarcoat this? Because this happened in bucolic Greenwich and "home invasions do not happen in Greenwich", where people think it is wise to leave their cars and homes unlocked. I wrote about this last year and the pace of such reported events increased since my post: http://wilton.patch.com/groups/thomas-paines-blog/p/bp--home-invasions-rarely-happen-in-connecticut-not


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