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Serial Stalker Arrested Again in Greenwich

GREENWICH, Conn. – A Greenwich man who has faced stalking and domestic violence charges over a span of 25 years has been arrested once again. One thing that has never changed, say police, is the victim.

“It is unfortunately never-ending for this poor woman,” said Lt. Kraig Gray, spokesman for the Greenwich Police Department. “A piece of paper is all she has.”

Robert Lee Jennings, 48, of 28 Ridge Street in Greenwich has been convicted of stalking his former girlfriend before, Gray said. The two dated briefly in the 1980s. The most recent charges occurred this week.

Jennings was last arrested in June 2010 on a warrant charging two counts of stalking and three counts of violation of a protective order. He is banned from coming within 100 yards of the woman, according to police.

“We have investigated numerous complaints regarding this stalking ... in this instance they invested a lot of investigative effort to substantiate the charges and were able to come up with a warrant,” said Gray, who would not give further details. “It’s a continuation of the same behavior: He stalks, he watches, he lays in wait.”

The investigation started in February. Police served Jennings with an arrest warrant Tuesday charging breach of peace, stalking in the first degree and violation of a protective order. Jennings posted a $5,000 bond and was due in court on Wednesday.

“Our Domestic Violence unit did an excellent job in investigating Jennings again,” said Gray, adding that domestic violence incidents are one of the more frequent crimes the Greenwich Police Department investigates.

“These crimes straddle all layers of our community. Whether it is the ‘ultra rich and elite’ or the ‘working poor,’ everyone is potentially affected by domestic violence. We take it seriously in Greenwich because of the impact it has in Greenwich not only on the victim, but on the entire family unit,” said Gray. “The best course is to get help before we have to intervene.”

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