Police Seeking Downtown Attempted Burglary Suspect

Police used a canine unit to help search for man who fled the noontime scene on Milbank Avenue.


Greenwich Police are asking for the public's help in trying to find a man suspected of trying to break into a downtown apartment on Milbank Avenue about noon Monday.

The attempted burglary was at a multi-family dwelling on Milbank Avenue, and is the second incident in recent weeks, police said. Greenwich Police spokesman Lt. Kraig Gray said the incident occurred in the 300-block of Milbank.

Here is the statement issued by Gray:

"A suspect (described as a white male, scruffy beard, and spoke with an unknown accent) was observed in the common area of the building.  A neighbor heard banging in the hallway and came out to see what was the commotion was. The witness found the suspect attempting to pry open his neighbors door. The apartment was unoccupied at the time of the attempt.

"The suspect made up a fictitious name of someone he was there to see and then fled on foot (as) the good neighbor was contacting the police.  Officers flooded the area but the suspect was not located. A Stamford K-9 unit  called and assisted  the Greenwich Police.  The K-9 tracked the suspect in southerly direction but ultimately lost the scent in the area of the train station.

"This was the second burglary at the same multi-family dwelling in the last month. The previous burglary was reported on Nov. 20/2012 also in the middle of the day.

"If anyone has any information regarding either incident please contact the Greenwich Police tip line.

Police can be contacted at 203-622-8003.

*This story has been updated to include the address of the incident.


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