Three men and two women—all from Westchester—have pled guilty to invading an Ardsley home earlier this year, Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore said Thursday.
The armed home invasion took place the evening of April 23, 2012 at a house on Bramblebrook Road; three of the five guilty persons entered the home—one armed with a handgun—while another waited outside in a get-away vehicle. The fifth, a former employee of the homeowners, communicated with the invaders inside the house via a telephone.
Four residents—three children and one adult—were inside the home.
The invaders stole about $45,000 from a home office and duct-taped some of the victims in order to restrain them. The homeowner's son was able to free himself and call police, officials said.
The guilty are:
Richard G. Davis, 31-years-old, of New Rochelle. Davis pled guilt to robbery in the first degree, a violent felony, and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a felony, in an unrelated incident. Davis will be sentenced Feb. 5, 2013.
Exander Rosado, 19-years-old, of Yonkers. Rosado pled guilty to burglary in the first degree, a violent felony. Rosado will be sentenced Jan. 29, 2013.
Anibal Rosado, 20-years-old, of New Rochelle. Rosado pled guilty to burglary in the first degree. Rosado will be sentenced Jan. 29, 2013.
Pamela Zimba, 25-years-old, of New Rochelle. Zimba pled guilty to burglary in the first degree. Zimba will be sentenced Feb. 26, 2013.
Kadeedra Moore, 24-years-old, of New Rochelle. Moore pled guilty to attempted burglary in the second degree, a violent felony. Moore will be sentenced March 5, 2013.
The Rosado brothers, Zimba and Moore were arrested July 6, 2012; Davis was in county jail at that time for an unrelated gun charge, and was subsequently arrested three days later.
DeFiore praised local authorities for making the arrests.
"Diligent detective work by the Ardsley Police Department, along with high-tech forensic assistance from my office, resulted in the arrest and prosecution of
these five defendants for committing a violent home invasion," she said.
The maximum sentence for burglary in the first degree is 25 years in state prison; the maximum sentence for attempted burglary in the second degree is seven years in state prison.
Assistant District Attorney Julia Cornachio of the Superior Court Trial Division and Assistant District Attorney Craig Cecchini of the Investigations Division are prosecuting the case.
Correction: an earlier version of this story said more than one weapon was used, and that the fourth guilty party was on the phone with the victims. We regret the errors.