Good Samaritan foils daytime robbery attempt in Connecticut: cops


A woman who had just left an Apple store in an upscale Connecticut neighborhood was assaulted in broad daylight – before being rescued by a quick-witted Good Samaritan, cops said.

The victim had just been buying some stuff from the Greenwich tech store when she was followed outside by two suspects around 4.30pm on Monday, police said in a statement.

“Both subjects then attempted to forcibly take the items the victim had just purchased,” cops said. “She, along with a family member who was with her, attempted to physically stop the theft.”

But an alert bystander sprang into action and helped the woman and her relative fend off the two suspects, who eventually ran south along Greenwich Avenue before jumping into a silver sedan, police said.

The woman suffered minor injuries after the attempted robbery and was taken to hospital for observation, investigators said.

The two wanted suspects were described as tall, thin black men under the age of 30. Police said one wore dark clothing, while the second wore dark pants and a pink hoodie.

No weapons were exposed during the attempted robbery after the woman exited the Apple Store, Greenwich Police Lt. Martin O’Reilly told The Post. No arrests were made Tuesday afternoon.

The woman was with a male relative at the time and it’s unclear what she bought at the store, O’Reilly said, adding that a full police report has yet to be completed.

A woman who witnessed the attack said suspects pounced on Monday after the woman walked out of an Apple store.
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A screenshot posted on social media, meanwhile, showed a witness recalling the woman exiting the Apple Store when the suspects jumped up and “grabbed” the items she had just purchased.

“She fought and screamed a lot,” the post read. “It was so scary.”

Anyone with information about the incident should call the cops at (203) 622-8004 or an anonymous hotline at (203) 622-3333.

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