Village of Ossining Police by Tuesday afternoon reported they had caught all three men they believe stormed into the residence on Denny Street where an elderly woman happened to be home. By night, they had formally charged them.
All reportedly wearing masks and two armed with pellet guns, the men grabbed the 76-year-old, giving her "bruises and contusions," Sullivan said.
The men reportedly made their way to the bedroom of the woman's nephew, whom the men knew. "He was the target; they knew he had drugs and cash," Sullivan said.
The three allegedly made off with cash and got into a car. Immediately the woman called 911, around 9:15 a.m., reporting that the men were only in her home a very short period.
The woman refused any medical treatment, Sullivan said, adding that of course she was rattled.
About an hour later, police also received a phone call from "just a citizen going by" who had seen the men fleeing the house and acting suspiciously in the car. "If you see something, say something," Sullivan said.
The citizen was able to get the license plate number and make of the car, which helped police eventually track down all three.
Croton Police first nabbed Steven Garcia, 18, of Verplank, on Route 9, later driving in the identified car with someone who police believed was not connected to the incident.
Ossining police took Garcia into custody and got a search warrant for the car, where Sullivan said they found evidence including $3,500 and a pellet gun.
While the men had allegedly fled together in one car, they were tracked down in various locations at different times. All except Garcia, said Sullivan, had previous arrest records.
Garcia, along with Kristian Espinal, 18, of Scenic Drive, Croton, and Christopher Galan, 20, of Valhalla, are charged with the felonies:
- Burglary in the first
- and robbery in the first.
Officials charged resident Richard A. Camacho, 24, of Denny Street, Ossining, with:
- criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh,
- criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell in the third, a felony
- two counts of criminal possession of drug paraphernalia,
- and criminal possession of an illegal firearm, a felony.