Greenwich Police Charge Second Suspect in High-End Handbag Heist

Gerald Smith. Nov 21, 2019 Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept

Greenwich Police announced a second arrest has been made for a January 15, 2019 Larceny at a Greenwich Ave retailer where handbags with a retail value in excess of $10,000 were stolen.

Joshua Michael Spillman, April 11, 2019 Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept

Joshua Michael Spillman, April 11, 2019 Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept

On April 4 police arrested Joshua Spillman, 40, of Mount Vernon, NY who had outstanding charges for Organized Retail Theft greater than $10,000, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 1 and Larceny 1.

This week police arrested a second man, Gerald Smith, 48, also of Mount Vernon after extraditing him from Nassau County where he was being held by the Sheriff’s office on unrelated charges.

After posting bond there, he was held as a Fugitive from Justice as a result of an extraditable arrest warrant from Greenwich Police.

Smith was charged in Greenwich for Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 1, Larceny 1, and Organized Retail Theft $10,000+. His bond was set at $150,000, which he was unable to post.

Smith has a date in Stamford Superior Court on Dec 4, 2019.

Police noted that Mr. Smith is also wanted by the Paramus Police Dept in New Jersey for Conspiracy to Commit Theft of Movable Property and Leader of Organized Retail Theft.