GPD foot-chase on Greenwich Avenue

PRESS RELEASE FROM GPD courtesy of Community and Police Partnership (CAPP)

Patrick. D Robinson, 26, 109 Lexington Ave., New York, N.Y., brought forged ID and documents to the Chase bank on Greenwich Ave and tried to open an account. An alert teller recognized that something was suspicious and called police. Robinson hurriedly left prior to the arrival of the patrol officers.

A plainclothes officer and a beat cop, located Robinson soon after in the area of Greenwich Avenue near a New York taxi cab driven by Juan Madrigal, 49, of 1685 Topping Ave., Apt. 64, Bronx, N.Y.

During the initial questioning Robinson suddenly fled from the scene. Upwards of a dozen patrol officer and detectives responded to the scene. The two officers who made initial contact with Robinson continued their foot chase of several blocks away from Greenwich Ave. They continued in a easterly direction, up a steep incline, into the backyard of a residence on Ridge Street. The pursuing officers made the apprehension with no-one being injured during the chase or apprehension.

Further investigation revealed that the cab driver,Madrigal, knowingly participated in the scheme and tried to dispose of additional pieces of the fraudulent documents which Robinson had left in the Taxi.

Madrigal was charged with credit card fraud, tampering with or fabricating a credit card and interfering with an officer. Robinson was charged with criminal impersonation, second-degree forgery, interfering with an officer and littering.

Both men were held overnight on $10,000 bond and are scheduled to appear in GA-1 State Superior Court in Stamford Dec. 12.