Greenwich Police Arrest 5 Car Thieves; Others on the Run in Cos Cob

Greenwich Police Lt. Kraig Gray sent out an audio release to media on Friday morning regarding the heavy police presence in Cos Cob earlier in the morning.

Police responded to the area of Seitz Lane on a report of approximately 10 subjects acting suspiciously in the neighborhood.

Upon arrival the officer determined the suspects were acting suspiciously. The subjects then fled the area.

The initial investigation revealed that the group of subjects were committing larcenies from motor vehicles as well  well as the theft of a motor vehicle, which was recovered. The subjects were all fleeing the area.

“We have  have apprehended five subjects and the police lost sight of a sixth subject last seen in the are of the Mianus River,” Gray said.

Police remain in the area, though they do not have confirmation as to the exact number of people who were co-conspirators of the five who were arrested.

Gray said that on Thursday night, the Westport  Police canine came to assist, as well as Connecticut  State police canine and state troopers.

“A short time ago our Marine Division was joined by the Coast Guard to assist in searching along the Mianus River,” Gray continued.

During last night’s chase and apprehension, none of the suspects were injured, though one officer cut his hand scaling a fence.

Police ask that if anyone in the Cos Cob area sees anything within their car looks rifled through, they should not touch it, but rather contact Greenwich Police.

The investigation remains open.