Greenwich couple bound and robbed at home

GREENWICH — A Ridge Street couple was robbed by three masked home invaders on Monday night.

The pair had gone to bed without locking their home’s exterior doors or activating the alarm system, Lt. Kraig Gray said.

“At about 10:15 p.m. the couple a heard noise and were suddenly confronted by three black males wearing masks and carrying crowbars,” Gray said. “The couple was tied up and the robbers made off with thousands of dollars of cash and jewelry from the family safe,” he said. No one was injured during the robbery.

The suspects are described as: black males wearing partial masks and dark clothing, athletic build, average height, and believed to be somewhere in their late 20’s or early 30’s.

“A home invasion robbery of this type is fortunately very rare in Greenwich,” said Capt. Mark Kordick, commander of the detective division. “The violation of the sanctity of someone’s home is a significant crime and one which our department takes extremely seriously. This will be a priority investigation for the division. ”

Anyone with any information regarding this robbery should contact the Greenwich Police Department Investigative Tipline at (203) 622-3333 or 1(800) 372-1176 or by email at tips@greenwichct.org

On the block, neighbors expressed surprise and dismay at news of the robbery.

“I’m going to make sure my doors are locked, and I’m going to look into getting an alarm,” said a local resident, Andrew Collins. “Not a happy situation.”

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Frank Juliano