Three charged in Weston home invasion
WESTON — A New Canaan police officer assisted in the apprehension of three suspects in a home invasion in Weston.
On Sept. 28 at 1:09 p.m., Officer Jason Kim, of the New Canaan police, was conducting a computer analysis in the forensics lab at the Weston Police Department when Weston police received a report of a burglary and home invasion on Hidden Spring Drive.
The homeowner had arrived home to find three suspects burglarizing his home. The suspects fled the home on foot after a physical altercation with the homeowner, leaving the car they arrived in in the driveway of the home. The suspects went west in the area of Singing Oaks Drive.
Kim, along with officers from Weston, Wilton, Redding, Easton and Fairfield, responded to the residence. Within 20 minutes, officers apprehended the suspects near Newtown Turnpike. Two were spotted in a wooded area near the turnpike and Grindstone Hill Road and the third was found in the woods behind a house on Singing Oaks Drive.
The suspects were identified as Francis Tarik, 18, of Platt Street in Bridgeport, and Leequaje Jackson, 20, of Manhattan Avenue in Bridgeport. The name of the third suspect, a 16-year-old, was not released. The 16-year-old was transported to juvenile detention in Bridgeport, while Tarik and Jackson were charged with home invasion, third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny. Each was held on $150,000 bond; they were arraigned in state Superior Court in Norwalk on Sept. 29.
The incident is under investigation. The State Police major crime unit processed the home burglarized. The vehicle driven by the alleged burglars has been identified as stolen.
New Canaan police said they are also investigating the suspects’ involvement in New Canaan crimes. Chief Leon Krolikowski of the New Canaan police said it was too early in the investigation to tell if these suspects were also responsible for the home burglaries near Old Norwalk Road on Sept. 14.