Three teens, ranging in age from 16 to 19, have been charged in a robbery on South Main Street in Port Chester and detectives are expecting to soon make a fourth arrest in connection with the incident, according to Port Chester police.
Two of the teens accused in the Aug. 8 robbery, both of Port Chester, had already been arrested on assault charges in connection with an attack on a 27-year-old Port Chester man on South Main Street on Aug. 9.
Police said the robbery charges were filed as a result of an investigation by Port Chester detectives.
Ribeiro, of 8 Armett St., and Harris, of 1 Weber Drive, are charged with second-degree robbery along with Herman Turner, 19, of 655 S. 3rd Ave., Mount Vernon. They are accused of taking part in a 2:42 a.m. attack on a 23-year-old Port Chester man and a 19-year-old Elmsford man as they entered a South Main Street building.
Police said four young men jumped the victims, hitting the Port Chester man with a stick. A cell phone was taken from the 23-year-old, who was left bloodied by the attack.
Detectives worked with the victims and security camera video from the area to identify the attackers, police said.
The Aug. 8 incident, police said, had some similarities with another attack on South Main Street the next night — in which Ribeiro and Harris were arrested.
The 1 a.m. attack on Aug. 9 in front of 8 S. Main St. was the latest in of a series of involving a group of young people who have preyed on people in downtown Port Chester. In that incident, a 27-year-old Port Chester man was attacked and a 19-year-old Port Chester resident who tried to come to his assistance was also beaten by the group of attackers.
The investigation of the Aug. 9 attack began when Port Chester police received a report of a disturbance on South Main Street. When they arrived, police found the 27-year-old Port Chester man bleeding from injuries to the head and his left arm.
Police said the victim had been hit with some form of a wooden stick when he was jumped and beaten by a group of nine young people. As he was being punched, kicked and hit with the stick, a 19-year-old Port Chester resident who was nearby tried to assist the victim and stop the attack. However, police said the 19-year-old then became another target for the attacking group.
The 27-year-old victim was taken to Greenwich Hospital for treatment and needed 12 stitches to close his wounds, police said. The 19-year-old did not require medical treatment. The victim in the Aug. 8 attack did not want to go to the hospital for treatment.
Based on descriptions of the attackers on Aug. 9, Port Chester police said village officers checked the area through the early-morning hours in hopes of finding the attackers. Police said Ribeiro and Harris were spotted and were brought to police headquarters for questioning.
As the investigation continued, police said witnesses linked the two teens to the attack and they were arrested on assault charges.
Turner, Ribeiro and Harris are all being held in the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla pending a hearing in Port Chester Village Court.
Port Chester police ask that anyone who may have information about the recent attacks call them at 914-939-1000.