Darien Police Department
Date: August 27, 2009
Re: Arrest of Bank Robbery Suspects
Issued by : Sgt. Jeremiah P. Marron Jr.
Public Information Officer
Phone: 203-662-5300 ext. 2618
For Immediate Release
On August 26,2009 SPERO MOCHOS, date of birth 03/16/81, of 141 Knox Rd., Stamford and CHRISTOPHER DAVIS, date of birth 7/28/75, of West Main St., Stamford were arrested in connection with 12 bank robberies that took place in Fairfield County since May 4, 2009. The last robbery occurred in Wilton on 8-20-09.
The arrests came after a lengthy investigative effort involving the Darien, Stamford, Wilton, Westport, Norwalk and Fairfield Police Departments. A task force was formed and it was determined that the same suspects were responsible for all of the robberies.
Based on information that Stamford Police Officers Miriam Delgado and Chris Broems received, MOCHOS was identified as a suspect. At that point the task force initiated a surveillance which resulted in confirmation as to MOCHOS’ involvement in the string of robberies.
On the afternoon of August 26th, the task force was aware MOCHOS had traveled to Harrison, NY and a short time later was informed a bank had been robbed in Harrison. Officers then learned MOCHOS was returning from New York and approximately thirty minutes later he was located in ScalziPark in Stamford. At that point MOCHOS was taken into custody without incident by Stamford and Darien Officers on the strength of an arrest warrant.
Proceeds from the robbery that had just occurred in Harrison, NY were recovered in MOCHOS’ vehicle as well as a quantity of narcotics.
MOCHOS is being held as a Fugitive from Justice on a $1,000,000 Bond for the Harrison, NY robbery and was charged with Robbery 3rd Degree, Larceny 3rd Degree for the Wilton Robbery.
Further investigation on Wednesday evening resulted in the issuance of warrants and the subsequent arrest of CHRISTOPHER DAVIS for bank robberies in Stamford. Davis was located by Officers from Stamford P.D. later that evening and arrested on the strength of arrest warrants for the two Stamford bank robberies that had occurred on 5-30-09 and 6-23-09. Davis was held on a $500,000.00 bond and charged with Robbery 3rd Degree, and Conspiracy to Robbery 3rd Degree. The bonds were later raised during arraignment in the Stamford Superior Court on 8-27-09.
The Darien Police Department currently holds an arrest warrant for both MOCHOS and DAVIS for Robbery 3rd Degree, Larceny 3rd Degree, and Conspiracy to Robbery 3rd Degree for the for the robbery of the Citibank on Heights Rd. on 7-6-09. The Darien Police Department also hold a warrant for both subjects for Criminal Attempt to Robbery 3rd Degree, and Conspiracy to Robbery 3rd Degree for the attempted robbery of the Chase Bank on the Post Rd on 6-10-09.
For further information please contact Lt. Ron Bussell of the Darien Police Detective Division at 203-662-5330.
Issued 2045 hrs.