Greenwich Police arrested a pair of men Monday after they were found performing suspicious repairs on a rented car in a Riverside parking lot.
Tony Frank, 47, of New Haven, and Jim Demitro, 44, of Portland, Maine, are facing a number of charges relating to what police allege was an attempt to steal the vehicle disguised as a repair operation.
According to police reports, at approximately 12:35 p.m., an officer patrolling the lot of the Riverside Commons Shopping Center observed two men working on a car. Neither was able to provide proper permitting when confronted by the officer, but conveyed they had told the vehicle’s operator that they had been employed by Enterprise Rental. Frank and Demitro later acknowledged that they had no connection with the rental car service.
Both were placed under arrest on charges of criminal attempt at and conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny as well as for violations of number of town ordinances requiring permitting to make automobile repairs and proper self-identification.
Both Demitro and Frank were held on $1,000 bond, but each posted and was released. They are scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Stamford on Jan. 20.