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4 people indicted in beating, robbing woman in her Elmont home in May

From left, Elizabeth Hogg, 23, of Elmont, Brian

From left, Elizabeth Hogg, 23, of Elmont, Brian I. Virola, 24, of Port Chester, Alicia Campbell, 27, of Rosedale, and Farianny Geraldino, 22, of the Bronx, were indicted on grand jury charges in a May 29, 2015 robbery in Elmont, the DA said. Credit: Handout

Four people charged with tying up and beating a woman in her Elmont home and robbing her in May have been indicted on grand jury charges, the Nassau County District Attorney's office said Tuesday.

Alicia Campbell, 27, of Rosedale; Elizabeth Hogg, 23, of Elmont; Farianny Geraldino, 22, of the Bronx; and Brian Virola, 24, of Port Chester, were each indicted on grand jury charges of first-degree robbery, two counts of second-degree robbery, two counts of first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree assault, second-degree strangulation, first-degree unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, acting District Attorney Madeline Singas said in a news release.

Prosecutors said in the early morning of May 30, Nassau police officers from the Fifth Precinct responded to an Elmont home where they found a 29-year-old woman bound with wires and duct tape around her body and mouth. The victim, who had cloth shoved into her mouth, had been punched, kicked, struck with an iron, sprayed with mace and robbed of her cellphone and other property. Campbell, Hogg, Geraldino and Virola were arrested at the scene and charged, police said at the time. The victim was treated for her injuries and released.

Prosecutors said on Tuesday the victim was targeted.

Campbell was arraigned on Tuesday, and Nassau County Supreme Court Justice William Donnino set bail at $50,000 bond or $25,000 cash, prosecutors said. The other three defendants were arraigned earlier this month, and all are due back in court in August. Each faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison if convicted of the top charge of first-degree robbery, Singas' office said.


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