Man Carjacked At Gunpoint In Fairfield After Posting BMW For Sale Online, Police Say

Two men have been charged with allegedly carjacking a man at gunpoint when they met with him about purchasing a BMW he posted online to sell.

From left: Saviyon Sidear Dawson and Trevon Lamont Crowes
From left: Saviyon Sidear Dawson and Trevon Lamont Crowes Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department

The incident took place in Fairfield at the TJ Maxx parking lot located at 425 Tunxis Hill Cutoff around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26.

According to Lt. Michael Paris of the Fairfield Police, the man met with two men in the store parking lot in an attempt to sell his car. When the men approached they brandished firearms ordering the victim to turn over his belongings and fled in the victim’s black BMW.

About a minute later, police received calls reporting that a black BMW (later determined to be the stolen BMW) was just abandoned in the middle of the roadway on Coolidge Street at Commerce Drive, Paris said.

The occupants, two men, were seen walking away from the vehicle and were standing in front of Enterprise Rent-a-Car on Commerce Drive.

They entered the establishment and were later apprehended without incident inside the rental car company, Paris said.

Police later discovered the victim’s wallet and a firearm in the bathroom trash can and an additional firearm hidden in the ceiling of the bathroom, Paris added.

“Thankfully, no injuries were sustained to the victim in the course of this robbery," Paris said. "We ask the public to use caution when dealing with internet sites that involve the sale of property. The Fairfield Police Department recommends conducting these transactions at the front of our headquarters, which will give police the opportunity to immediately intercede if anything criminal were to occur.”

The two suspects, identified as Hartford County residents Saviyon Sidear Dawson, age 20, of Hartford, and  Trevon Lamont Crowe, age 25, of Bloomfield, were charged with:

  • Robbery
  • Carrying a pistol w/o a permit
  • Larceny of a car
  • Robbery by carjacking
  • Criminal possession of a firearm
  • Conspiracy

Both were held on a $250,000 bond and are scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, April 27.

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