On October 28, 2023, at approximately 3:34 PM, a male subject, later identified as Edgardo Bautista-Gallardo, DOB 08-12-2004, LKA 700 Hyde Street, San Fransico, CA, entered 140 Greenwich Avenue and requested to see jewelry from store associates. Buatista-Gallardo was wearing a wig and makeup. After the jewelry was shown, Bautista-Gallardo displayed a gun and told the employees and the security guard he was going to shoot them if they did not give him the jewelry. They cooperated and gave him the jewelry. Bautista-Gallardo then fled the store.
The security guard followed from behind and contacted 911 and relayed Bautista-Gallardo's direction to the Dispatch Center. GPD Detectives were in the area where the suspect was fleeing. Detectives chased Bautista-Gallrado and after a brief foot pursuit, apprehended Bautrista-Gallardo in the area of the Town Hall parking lot. GPD officers were able to recover the gun, a BB gun, and jewelry Bautista-Gallardo tried to rob. The jewelry had an estimated value of $175,000.
No one was injured in this incident. Baustia-Gallardo was the lone perpetrator in this incident. Bautista-Gallardo was brought to GPD headquarters and processed for the following charges:
Bautista-Gallrado's bond was set at $750,000. He was unable to post this bond and is remaining in the custody of the Greenwich Police Department until he can be transported to Stamford Superior Court.