Teamwork Results in Arrests of Burglars Who Drove Car through Front Doors of Saks

Greenwich Police announced that a Commercial Burglary occurred Thursday night at 205 Greenwich Ave, home to Saks Fifth Avenue. 

At about 3:30am, the Greenwich Police Dept was notified that a vehicle had driven into the front doors of a retail store located at 205 Greenwich Avenue and that the vehicle occupants were currently stealing items from within the store. The suspects used their vehicle, a 2019 Toyota Camry which was stolen from Boston to back through the front doors. The occupants stole an undetermined amount of merchandise and fled the store.

Workers painted a plywood barrier black at the entrance of Saks Fifth Avenue on Greenwich Ave. Sept 2, 2022

The suspects were immediately located by Greenwich Police Officers who attempted to stop the fleeing suspects. The Camry was able to enter onto I-95 southbound. Greenwich Police Officers were able to coordinate with New York police agencies who spotted the suspects in New York and were able to get the vehicle to stop. Two occupants fled the vehicle on foot but were captured a short time later. Proceeds from the burglary were found in the car.

Arrested on charges in New York related to the stolen vehicle were Alton Jackson, 36, and Mykukn Smith, 28, both from Chicago, Illinois.

The Greenwich burglary is still open and burglary and larceny charges are expected to be brought against Jackson and Smith in Connecticut.

Offering more detail on the incident, Captain Mark Zuccerella said that although the suspects did not stop for Greenwich Police officers, they were apprehended in New York by the Westchester County Catalytic Convertor-Motor Vehicle Theft Task Force.

Greenwich Police have an officer on the task force who was working in the Byram Section of Greenwich, while the other officers from New York were in their state. 

He explained the Post car was on scene very quickly and spotted the vehicle, however it did not stop and was able to get onto the inter-state.  The officer on the task force spotted the vehicle and was able to follow behind in an unmarked vehicle.  This officer radioed to the New York officers in the task force who were able to set up and eventually stop the vehicle. 

Zuccerella said between the Dispatch Center, Greenwich Police officers, and the officers from various New York police agencies, it was a great job overall. 

He added that Greenwich Police Dept has partnered with several Connecticut and New York agencies in the past two years to address the increase in crimes of motor vehicle theft, catalytic convertor theft, mail theft, and burglaries. 

These relationships have resulted in identifying many out-of-state suspects who are committing crimes in Greenwich. 

An example of this teamwork is with the last two robbery incidents which occurred in the central business district.  Arrest warrants were secured for the robbery on Mason Street (22-19339).  One subject has been arrested and is awaiting extradition, and detectives are working on serving the arrest warrant for the second party for that case. 

Further, Greenwich Police Detectives identified the suspects from the Apple Store robbery in July. Arrest warrants for both of these suspects are currently at Stamford Superior Court being reviewed by the State’s Attorney Office.

“The Officers of the Greenwich Police Department will always endeavor to provide superior law enforcement services for the Town of Greenwich and these cases are an example of our Officers dedication of public service,” Zuccerella added.

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