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Greenwich Home Invasion, Burglary Suspect Is Charged

The suspect is a Port Chester, NY resident.

Thomas Haywood. Photo credit: Greenwich Police.
Thomas Haywood. Photo credit: Greenwich Police.

A suspect in a brazen home invasion in the Pemberwick neighborhood of Greenwich has been formally charged in connection with the case, as well as for 15 car burglaries in the western end of town, according to Greenwich Police.

The suspect, identified as Thomas Haywood, 51, of Traverse Avenue, Port Chester, NY, was picked up at the Down State Prison in Fishkill, NY by Greenwich Police on Jan. 15.

Haywood was charged with one count each of home invasion, possession of burglar's tools and first-degree criminal mischief in connection with the June 18, 2011 the invasion of a Buena Vista Drive home. 

In the home invasion, a resident and his son who was four-years-old at the time, were awakened by an alarm system activated when a front door glass pane was broken. The resident confronted two intruders who eventually left empty-handed, police said at the time.

The suspects were identified from video taken by a home security surveillance system in the home. Haywood, and another suspect were picked up less than a week later in New Rochelle, NY. Haywood refused to waive extradition to Connecticut. 

Haywood also was charged with 15 counts of third-degree burglary, and one count each of third-degree larceny and criminal mischief, connection with a string of car burglaries in the Byram neighborhood of Greenwich dating back to 2009.

Haywood was held in lieu of a total of $150,000 bond set on all of the charges. He is scheduled to appear Jan. 22 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

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