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5 plead guilty in armed Ardsley burglary

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) Photo Credit: News 12 Westchester

Five people who robbed an Ardsley home with a gun and tied up some of its occupants have all pleaded guilty to their roles in the April crime, officials said.

Richard G. Davis, 32, of New Rochelle; Exander Rosado, 19, of Yonkers; Anibal Rosado, 20, of New Rochelle; Pamela Zimba, 25, of New Rochelle; and Kadeedra Moore, 24, of New Rochelle, pleaded guilty to various felony charges in Westchester County Court, District Attorney Janet DiFiore said in a statement Thursday.

On April 23 about 6 p.m., with Moore acting as getaway driver, the other four approached a home on Bramblebrook Road in Ardsley. Three children and their father were home at the time.

Davis, who displayed a handgun, and the Rosado brothers, wearing hoodies, entered the home through a rear sliding door, striking the homeowner and his 15-year-old son with a gun and demanding cash.

Zimba, who once worked for the homeowner, was on the phone at an undisclosed location, speaking to the robbers over the phone and feeding them information about the homeowner and the house, an official at the Westchester County DA's office said.

The burglars forced all four family members to two upstairs bedrooms. An 8-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl were taken to one bedroom and told to hide under the covers.

The father and his 15-year-old son were taken to the master bedroom and ordered to open a safe containing receipts from the father's plumbing and air-conditioning business. When the 15-year-old said he didn't know the combination, he was hit on the head with a gun.

The father then opened the safe. Once the thieves collected $45,000, they bound the hands of the contractor and his son behind their backs and covered their mouths with duct tape, then fled.

The father and son were able to break their bonds. The teenager dialed 911 on his cellphone and the father searched the house.

After an investigation by Ardsley police and the Westchester County DA's office, four of the five were arrested July 6. Davis was in Westchester County Jail at the time on an unrelated gun charge and was arrested July 9.

All five remain in the Westchester County Jail pending sentencing. The charges, guilty plea dates and sentencing dates for the defendants are:

• Davis, first-degree robbery, Tuesday. He also pleaded guilty to second-degree weapons possession in the unrelated incident. He will be sentenced Feb. 5.

• Exander Rosado, first-degree burglary Nov. 20. He will be sentenced Jan. 29.

• Anibal Rosado, first-degree burglary, Nov. 20. He will be sentenced Jan. 29.

• Zimba, first-degree burglary, Nov. 13. She will be sentenced Feb. 26.

• Moore, second-degree attempted burglary, Nov. 27. She will be sentenced March 5.

The first-degree robbery and burglary charges carry a maximum of 25 years in state prison. Moore's charge carries a maximum of seven years in state prison.

DiFiore said, "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."

Exander Rosario's attorney, Ron Stokes, hinted that his client's youth may have spurred his involvement. "It's unfortunate," Stokes said. "He was the youngest of the crew, and when they sweep folks up it tends to be a big net.

"I'm not disputing the DA's version of the facts," Stokes said, "but [Exander Rosado] probably qualifies as perhaps the least involved of those who went into the house."

Moore's attorney, Peter Davis, and Paula Zimba's attorney, Robert Schuster, declined to comment. A message left with Anibal Rosado's attorney, Brian Rudner, was not immediately returned. Efforts to reach David Rich, listed in court records as Richard G. Davis' attorney, were unsuccessful.

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