Feds charge 3 N.Y. men in 'reign of terror and violence'
Published 11:15 am, Monday, December 3, 2012
Three New York men are facing federal charges after they carried out a "reign of terror and violence" by burglarizing Connecticut and New York houses -- including the home invasion of a Round Hill Road residence in Greenwich earlier this year, authorities said Friday.
From 2011 through October, Daniel Dibiase, 55, Jason Foskey, 34, and Paul Dibiase, 57, aka "Carmine Stanzione" -- all residents of Dutchess County -- traveled from across state lines, armed with guns and body armor, to commit multiple robberies and burglaries, according to information from the U.S. Attorney's office.
They are charged in connection with incidents in Ridgefield, New Canaan and Greenwich, as well as in New York.
The men are facing firearms and robbery charges. Paul Dibiase and Foskey often entered victims' homes and, using threats and violence, stole jewelry and other valuables while Daniel Dibiase acted as the getaway driver, authorities said.
Both Dibiases have been indicted by a grand jury.
A lone female occupant was home at the time of the July 24 home invasion in Greenwich, which occurred in the 500 block of Round Hill Road at about 10 p.m.
The masked robbers, who were armed, entered the residence, restrained the woman and struck her, according to police, who said the suspects made off with an undetermined amount of jewelry.
The woman was not injured during the crime.
FBI Acting Assistant Director in Charge Mary Galligan said in a news release the men were responsible for terrorizing residents.
"From New Canaan to North Castle, these alleged crooks held victims at gunpoint before tying them up in their own homes," she said. "Armed with firearms and body armor, these men conducted thorough surveillance before violating the sanctity of the victims' homes and ransacking their valuables with extreme violence. Today, their reign of terror and violence is over."
"It was solved based on really good police work by the Greenwich Police Department," and other state and federal authorities, Gray said.
Greenwich police have information that the three men are responsible for other burglaries in town, and more charges may be forthcoming, Gray said.
The men were arrested Oct. 18 near Interstate 287 in Westchester County, N.Y., in connection with a burglary in that jurisdiction, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.
Among the items recovered from an SUV was a handgun previously reported stolen, authorities said.
The men face a maximum penalty of life in prison if convicted of the federal charges.