Peekskill police officers investigating a robbery on Main Street Monday night arrested two individuals on robbery charges, the department announced in a Tuesday afternoon press release.
Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Main Street at approximately 7:15 p.m. Monday for a report of a dispute between a male and a female. Upon arrival, officers found a man in distress and quickly learned he was the victim of an armed robbery. The victim explained that he had been accosted by a female, who threatened him with a razor, and a male accomplice, who pinned him against a wall and stole his wallet.
Officers radioed a description of the suspects and, within minutes, located two individuals matching the description two blocks away. The female was detained, while the male was able to elude officers. The female was found in possession of a razor knife and, after being positively identified by the victim, taken into custody without incident. The male suspect was located a short time later in possession of money believed to have been stolen from the victim. He was also taken into custody without incident.
The stolen wallet was recovered a short distance from the crime scene.
Peekskill resident Saraya Bailey, 40, of Harrison Avenue, and Derrick Dickey, who said he is homeless, were both charged with robbery in the first degree, a Class B felony. They were being held pending their appearance in Peekskill City Court Tuesday afternoon.
“Sgt. Sue Bielomyza, and Officers Nick Franco, Alvaro Farias, and Scott McDonough, are commended for their quick response which led to the arrest of the suspects responsible for this violent offense,” Peekskill Chief of Police Eric Johansen said in a press release. “Their teamwork resulted in two violent criminals being quickly apprehended and significant evidence linking them to this offense being recovered.”
Editor’s Note: The following information was provided by the Peekskill Police Department.