WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A third suspect has been brought into police custody after allegedly participating in a burglary that was interrupted by two sleeping homeowners in Scarsdale.
Shortly after 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, a Berwick Road resident reported to police that two masked men were in her home, prompting an intervention from first responders.
According to Scarsdale Police Capt. Thomas Altizio, police were on the scene in less than three minutes, where they then began interviewing the victims while additional units canvassed the immediate area in search of the suspects.
At the time of the incident, Altizio said that the victims reported that they were in bed when they were woken up by the sounds of two men running through the home. Both the husband and wife confronted the two suspects, and a physical altercation broke out between the homeowners and suspects, who managed to flee the scene.
The incident sparked an intensive investigation by the Scarsdale Police Department and Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, which led to the arrest of 25-year-old Mount Vernon resident Alexander Crooks and Bronx resident Antwan Hall, who have both been charged with a felony count of second-degree burglary.
On Oct. 10, detectives from the Scarsdale Police Department and Westchester County District Attorney’s investigators traveled to Goldsboro, North Carolina to apprehend 21-year-old Jayvahne Hamilton, the third participant in the Berwick Road burglary. Altizio said that Hamilton was extradited back to Westchester and has been arraigned in Scarsdale Justice Court on a charge of second-degree burglary.
Hamilton has been remanded to Westchester County Jail. Additional charges against him are expected to be added at future court proceedings. All three suspects are due back in court later this year to answer the charges.
Scarsdale Police Chief Andrew Matturo stated that this particular case has remained a top priority for the department, and progress was made in the case on a daily basis.
“Detectives assigned to this case tracked down the remaining suspect, Hamilton, who had fled to Goldsboro,” he added. “With the assistance of the Goldsboro Police Department, he was taken into custody and returned to New York.”
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