Police Seek Tips on Mugging on Lower Greenwich Avenue

Greenwich Police shared information Monday night on Facebook about a mugging that took place downtown around 4:30pm.

Police say a female victim had purchased some electronic items from a store on lower Greenwich Avenue.

Police did not identify the store, but a video of the mugging shot from inside Meli-Melo, next to the Apple Store, was posted on a private Facebook group.

Screenshot from video posted on Facebook group Greenwich Connections.
Screenshot from video posted on Facebook group Greenwich Connections.

Police say two suspects were in the store while the woman was making her purchase, then followed her as she exited. They then attempted to forcibly take the items that the victim had just purchased. No weapons were displayed or used.

The woman, along with a family member that was with her, attempted to physically stop the theft, and that a Good Samaritan also came to their aid and assisted with fending off the two suspects.

“The two suspects gave up and were last observed running south on Greenwich Avenue and entered a silver sedan on Grigg Street,” police said, adding that the woman suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

The suspects are described as two Black males, tall and thin, under 30 years of age, one wearing dark clothing and the other was wearing dark pants and a pink hooded sweatshirt.

Lt Martin O’Reilly, who serves as press information officer, said police suggest that citizens be aware of their surroundings and contact GPD if they see anything suspicious. Greenwich Police urge anyone with information on this incident to contact 203-622-8004 or use our Confidential Lines at 203-622-3333/ email [email protected]