Trio Busted Following Incident at Sephora on Greenwich Ave

Shaquelle Taitt, Junior Salmon and Markeice Samuel. Dec 26, 2017 Photos courtesy Greenwich Police Dept.

Shaquelle Taitt, Junior Salmon and Markeice Samuel. Dec 26, 2017 Photos courtesy Greenwich Police Dept.

Greenwich Police responded to Sephora on Greenwich Avenue on Dec 26 around 4:30pm on a report of a larceny that had just occurred.

Police were told that two men carrying a duffle bag had fled on foot and gotten into a vehicle driven by a third person.

During the incident the two men, Markeice Samuel, 18, of 84 Carlton St in Brooklyn, and Junior Salmon, 21, of 459 Hinsdale St in Brooklyn, NY, got into a physical fight with Sephora employees before they ran outside and fled the scene in a 2007 Infiniti G35 driven by Shaquelle Taitt, 23, of 363 New York Ave in Brooklyn.

Greenwich Police Lt Slusarz said the confrontation was between store employees and the two suspects as they tried to leave the store.

“They weren’t exactly trying to hide that they were stealing,” Slusarz said. “They strong-armed two of the employees.”

Slusarz said employees got a description and plate number of the car the men fled in.

That car was observed by a police officer on Greenwich Avenue who stopped the car.

Through video surveillance and witness reports, police determined the Mr. Salmon and Mr. Samuel had placed items valued at $300 inside the duffle bag.

Mr. Salmon was found to have a magnetic security tag removal device in his coat.

Mr. Taitt, the getaway car driver, was charged with Driving an Unregistered Vehicle, Operating without Minimum Insurance, Driving without a License, Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Mischief 2, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 2, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery 2, Interfering with an Officer/Resisting, Conspiracy to Commit/Breach of Peace 2. His bond was set at $25,000 which he was unable to post. He has a date in Stamford Superior Court on Jan 7, 2018.

Mr. Salmon was charged with Criminal Mischief 2, Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Mischief 2, Larceny 2, Criminal Attempt Larceny 2, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 2, Illegal Possessionof Shoplifting Device, Robbery 2, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery 2, Breach of Peace 2, Conspiracy to Commit Breach of Peace 2. His bond was set at $25,000, which he was unable to post. He has a date in Stamford Superior Court on Jan 7, 2018.

Mr. Samuel was charged with Criminal Mischief 2, Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Mischief 2, Larceny 2, Criminal Attempt Larceny 2, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 2, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery 2, Robbery 2, Breach of Peace 2, Conspiracy to Commit Breach of Peace 2.  His bond was set at $25,000 and he was assigned a court datein Stamford Superior Court on January 7, 2018.