2nd Fur Thief in Thanksgiving Eve Heist is in Greenwich Police Custody

Maurice White

Maurice White. Courtesy Greenwich Police Dept.

A Mt. Vernon man was arrested for Conspiracy to commit Larceny 1st degree on Oct. 28 for a 2014 Thanksgiving eve fur heist at Saks on Greenwich Ave.

On Nov. 26, 2014, Maurice White, was one of two men who allegedly ran out of the back of Saks with multiple fur jackets and vests valued at over $10,000. According to Greenwich Police the seven furs included a Chinchilla vest as well as a dyed blue rabbit fur vest, a brown rabbit fur vest and a green fur vest.

Mr. White’s accomplice Gerald Norman was arrested after NY state troopers chased the duo’s getaway car, a Dodge Charger. After the crash and arrest of Mr. Norman, the second suspect, Mr. White, ran off, escaping from state police.

On Oct. 28, Mr. White was arrested after Greenwich Police responded to the Nassau County correctional facility in East Meadow. His bond was set at $150,000, which he was unable to post. He was placed in a cell block and has  a court date on Nov. 4 in Stamford Superior Court.

The arrest of the fur thieves was largely possible due to the vigilance of a witness, who was honored at a Greenwich Police medal ceremony last April. While walking in the Liberty Way parking lot, the witness spotted a man exit the back of Saks with an armful of fur coats. She had the presence of mind to photograph the getaway car and write down the license plate.

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