On Saturday afternoon at about 4:00pm, there was an attempted auto theft of Range Rover on Greenwich Ave.
According to Greenwich Police, a woman returned to her Range Rover to find a man inside it.
The victim and the suspect were startled and the suspect fled without confrontation.
Video evidence of the suspect and a getaway vehicle were captured on video, which corroborated many investigative leads developed by Greenwich Detectives who have been collaborating with the NYPD Auto Theft Task Force.
The video evidence and police intelligence reports were widely distributed to the Greenwich Police patrol division and officers remained watchful.
One of the suspects, Ronald Tejada, has an open case in New York City were after a pursuit with NYPD he was arrested for the possession of a stolen Range Rover from Greenwich.
The suspects were unaware that their identities had been compromised during this latest attempt and continued to prowl the central Greenwich business district looking for another victim. At approximately 10:00pm, the suspect’s getaway car was spotted on Greenwich Ave and stopped by Greenwich Police who positively identified the subjects. The suspects were positively identified for the earlier attempted theft of the Range Rover and arrested without incident.
Greenwich has suffered upward of a dozen stolen Range Rover and other luxury SUVs from the central Greenwich business district over the last year. Greenwich Detectives will continue to network with other law enforcement agencies suffering similar thefts and will focus on the actions of the Tejedas.