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Home-invasion suspect booked in Greenwich

August 22, 2018

GREENWICH — A suspect in a home invasion in early August was transported from New York City and booked in Greenwich Wednesday on a raft of criminal charges.

Hassan Washington, 46, of Cherry Street, in lower Manhattan, was extradited by Greenwich police officers to face charges in connection with a violent break-in on Brook Drive. Police said Washington was among a group of men who beat up a local man, tied him up and stole personal belongings on Aug. 4.

Washington was charged in Greenwich with home invasion, assault, larceny, robbery and kidnapping. The robbery suspect was being held in lieu of posting a $500,000 bond, and he is due in Superior Court in Stamford on Thursday.

Police said the case was ongoing and more arrests are likely.

Authorities said the victim was not chosen at random, and the crime was premeditated. “Arriving officers found the victim restrained and bleeding from injuries sustained in the crime,” said a press release from Greenwich police. “The victim reported he had been bound and beaten by a group of armed individuals who forced their way into his home, demanding cash and jewelry.”

Greenwich police worked with the FBI and New York City police in tracking him down in New York and making an arrest Aug. 7.

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