On May 18, Jerome Shaw, 57, of Inwood, NY was sentenced in Federal court to 15 years of imprisonment after pleading guilty to the following crimes:
Conspiracy to Commit Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property, Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property and Receipt & Sale of Stolen Goods.
In addition to jail time imposed, Shaw is required to make restitution in the amount of $4.7 Million.
Back in 2016, Mr. Shaw was taken into custody by US Marshals. Greenwich police at the time said they suspected Shaw was the burglar responsible for at least two incidents in town, including an incident on Nov. 15, 2015 that resulted in a manhunt that woke up residents when helicopters flew over the area of Rockwood Spur.
The conviction was the result of a joint investigation between the FBI and the Greenwich Police Dept, with assistance from other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
“Mr. Shaw is a career criminal who mostly dealt in burglaries and stolen items,” Lt. Slusarz said on Monday. “And there was a string of burglaries, home invasions and thefts we were eventually able to tie to him.”
Slusarz said Mr. Shaw got started in Greenwich back in 2011.
“Through hard work and good, old fashioned investigations we were able to identify who our suspect as and bring a case,” Slusarz continued, adding that police used surveillance, search warrants, interviews, and forensics in their investigation.
Mr. Shaw’s case is being handled through federal courts because of his crimes were went over state lines.