I wrote recently (June 2) about the multi-generation clan of criminals, the Cos Cob Chimblo family, and voila! They've resurfaced.
STAMFORD-Pretending to be police or some other official, police say a Greenwich man and his brother robbed a woman who had set up an illegal massage parlor at a downtown hotel over the weekend.
Lt. Tom Barcello said police were called to the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Summer Street at about 9 p.m. Friday on the report of a robbery.
Two men, Frank Chimblo, 44, and Kristopher Chimbolo, 28, were charged with second-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, sixth-degree larceny, impersonation of a police officer and possession of narcotics.
Barcello said that the two pretended to be at the hotel in some sort of official capacity. “They flashed something,” Barcello said of the two as they entered the woman’s room. But the two really were to rob a 28-year-old Florida woman, who was offering massages from her room online, Barcello said.
“It is not uncommon for someone to go on these websites (like backpage.com) and try to find someone to give them a massage or maybe a little more. That is how some of this prostitution is done online these days,” Barcello said.
Back in 2008 Frank Chimblo was sentenced to six years in jail after pleading guilty to charges associated with the sale of narcotics to a Greenwich man who died of an overdose.
His brother Kristopher was charged last month for assault and disorderly conduct. The younger Chimblo has a rap sheet that goes back nearly a decade, where he has been arrested and convicted of conspiracy to commit robbery, carrying a dangerous weapon and assault.