5 charged in Ardsley home invasion

A screen grab of the scene in front

A screen grab of the scene in front of an Ardsley home, where police say residents were terrorized in a home invasion. (April 23, 2012) (Credit: News 12 Westchester)

Five people were charged Monday in connection with an April home invasion that terrorized a family in Ardsley, police said.

Charged with first-degree burglary were: Pamela Zimba, 24, of Yonkers; Anibel Rosado, 20, of Yonkers; Exander Rosado, 18, of Yonkers; Kadeedra Moore, 24, of New Rochelle; and Richard Davis, 31 of New Rochelle. Police said additional charges are pending.

In a statement, Ardsley police said Davis already was being held in Westchester County Jail when he was charged in connection with the April 23 home invasion on Bramblebrook Road. The others were arrested Friday and taken to Westchester County Jail. All were scheduled to be arraigned in Village of Ardsley Court on Monday afternoon.

Ardsley police said the Greenburgh Drug and Alcohol Task Force gathered information pointing to Davis as a suspect in the burglary. On April 26, he was arrested in Yonkers and charged with possessing a loaded handgun.

Following his arrest, Ardsley police and the Organized Crime Bureau of the Westchester County district attorney's office executed search warrants in New Rochelle, Yonkers and the Town of Mount Pleasant that yielded property believed to have been stolen in the home invasion.

Burglars wearing hoodies entered the house through a rear sliding door, struck the homeowner -- whose identity was not released -- and his 15-year-old son with pistols and forced the father, who had brought home cash receipts from his plumbing and air-conditioning business, to open a safe. The burglars escaped with more than $10,000 in cash, police said.

Ardsley Police Chief Emil Califano said two of the burglars displayed handguns and forced the father and three children to two upstairs bedrooms. The 8-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl were taken to one bedroom and told to hide under the bed covers.

The contractor and his teenage son were taken to the master bedroom and ordered to open a safe, police said. When the 15-year-old said he didn't know the combination, he was hit on the head with a gun, Califano said.

The father then opened the safe. Once the thieves collected the money, they bound the hands of the contractor and his son behind their backs and covered their mouths with duct tape, authorities said.

The father and son were able to break their bonds. The teenager dialed 911 on his mobile phone and the father searched the house, police said.

In the aftermath of the armed burglary, one neighbor on Bramblebrook Road, Joan David, said the incident shocked a usually serene community.

"It's very disconcerting," she said. "It's usually a very quiet and wonderful neighborhood."

None of those arrested or their attorneys could immediately be reached for comment.

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