Landlord talks after property is raided following Greece jewelry heist

Updated: 08/08/2014 11:10 PM
Created: 08/08/2014 10:20 PM WHEC.com
By: Rachel Spotts

A Spencerport home is raided by police. Investigators say it's all part of a brazen jewelry store heist that left a family held against their will.

George Stefanos owns the house that was raided by police this afternoon. He says his tenants are friendly, but often keep to themselves. After today's investigation, he says he's concerned he may have missed something.

“Very normal people. No suspicions whatsoever. It never even crossed my mind,” said Stefanos.

Police say Friday's raid is connected to a home invasion and jewelry store heist in Greece. We're told evidence from the jewelry store led them to this house in Spencerport. A black armored swat truck was also called to help in the raid. 

Curt Kenyon, The owner of Page Countryside, across the street, took photos of the raid. A woman and her kids were taken out of the house to be questioned by police.

“They announced on the loud speaker to have everyone to come out of the house. This took several minutes. A woman came out, and put her in handcuffs. Shortly after that, they put her on the PA system on the truck, and then a bunch of children came out,” said Kenyon.

The Greece Police Chief, Patrick Phelan says they searched the house looking for jewelry from the heist, weapons, even the masks used by the suspects. Anything to tie them to the crime a couple days ago. 

“We're hoping to find evidence of the crime up to and including the proceeds of the crime, which would be jewelry,” said Phelan.

Andy Wolf lives next door. He was on his way home from work when he saw the raid.

“I don't really know much about the neighbors next door so just seeing a whole bunch of cops come over. I asked them as soon as I came home, ‘hey what happened next door?’, and was told it's none of my concern. So I'm like wow that's kind of upsetting to hear, because you live next door you should know what's going on,” said Wolf.

No arrests have been made. Police tell us they are following leads to find those responsible for the heist two days ago in Greece. We're told the suspects are still considered to be armed and dangerous.

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