GREENWICH, Conn. -- Two men from New York are facing charges in connection with the attempted theft of a Range Rover on Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich police said.
Police are also investigating whether there is any connection between brothers Ronald Tejada, 30, and Raymond Tejada, 24, and the thefts of a dozen Range Rovers and other expensive automobiles in Greenwich in the past year.
Raymond Tejada is charged with first-degree conspiracy to commit larceny and first-degree attempt to commit larceny. Ronald Tejada is charged with first-degree conspiracy to commit larceny.
At 4 p.m. Friday, a woman who returned to her Range Rover parked on Greenwich Avenue was surprised to find a man — alleged to be Raymond Tejada — in the vehicle, police said.
He fled from the car immediately, and the woman was not harmed, police said.
However, police had video of the suspect and what officers believed to be the getaway car, police said. They passed the information throughout the department, with the suspects unaware that the officers were on to them, police said.
At about 10 p.m. Friday, the vehicle was spotted again in central Greenwich, and officers quickly moved in to arrest the two suspects, police said.
Detectives have been collaborating with the New York Police Department's Auto Theft Task Force and had developed leads from previous thefts. Ronald Tejada has an open case in New York City in connection with a pursuit by the NYPD that ended when he was arrested on charges of possession of a stolen Range Rover from Greenwich, police said.
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