Yorktown Police report the arrest of a 15 year old, a 16 year old, a 17 year old and an 18 year old, all from Yorktown, and a 16 year old from Peekskill, who are charged with Robbery in the Second Degree, a Class “C” Felony.
According to police, on February 27, 2020 at approximately 7:59 pm, Yorktown Police received a report from an individual reporting that he was threatened with firearm in the parking lot of 2026 Saw Mill River Road. Following an investigation, it is alleged that one of the defendants arranged to meet the victim in order to sell a vape pen. It is further alleged that the defendants, while aiding, abetting & acting in concert, did steal $20.00 from the victim, while displaying what appeared to be a black handgun. Following further investigation, five suspects were identified and a replica Glock 17 CO2 Air Soft pistol was recovered. The defendants were contacted and responded to Yorktown Police Headquarters, where they were each placed under arrest on the above Robbery charge.
Each defendant was later arraigned in Yorktown Justice Court by the Honorable Salvatore Lagonia, who issued a Temporary Order of Protection and released each defendant on their own recognizance to their respective parents. The 15 year old, 16 year old's, and 17 year old are each due to appear in the Felony Youth Part of the Westchester County Family Court on March 1, 2021 at 9:00 am. The 18 year old defendant was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Yorktown Justice Court on March 4, 2021 at 6:oo pm.
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