NY man charged in Darien jewelry robbery

Richard Garrison (Police photo)
Richard Garrison (Police photo)

DARIEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A New York man was arrested Thursday in connection with a 2011 smash-and-grab robbery at David Harvey Jewelers.

Richard Garrison, 23, of the Bronx, is charged with second-degree robbery and first-degree larceny. Police said they identified him through DNA left on items found in the alleged escape car, which was found in New York after the June 28, 2011 robbery.

In the heist, three masked males entered the store and smashed several glass cases with sledgehammers before taking many high-end watches with a total value of more than $422,000. They left a pair of workgloves in the car, which contained DNA matched to Garrison by Connecticut State Police, according to Darien police.

“Garrison has an extensive criminal history, including robbery, assault and burglary,” police said.

On Aug. 8, 2014, New York police arrested Garrison, and he was turned over on Thursday and transported to Darien Police Headquarters.  Garrison’s bond was set at $500,000, for arraignment Friday in Stamford Superior Court.

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