Three Spring Valley teenagers are accused of burglary and robbery in connection with a knife-point attack on a Stony Point resident at his home, according to Stony Point police.
The teens were arrested Wednesday after an investigation in which they were tracked down through a car that was seen leaving the area after the attack, according to Lt. Keith Williams.
“This was really a case of good, old-fashion police work,” Williams said. “Our detectives had a lead on them through a car that was spotted.”
Williams said his department was assisted by Spring Valley police, the Sheriff Department’s Bureau of Criminal Identification and the Rockland County Intelligence Center.
The arrests stem from an incident on Friday in which a Stony Point man opened his door to visitors and he was attacked. Williams said the victim, who was hit in the face, did not know the attackers.
The victim was not seriously injured. By the time police arrived to investigate the attack, the intruders had fled the area.
Williams said the discovery of the car used in the incident led to the arrests of 18-year-old Michael Jenkinson of 18A Fred Hecht Drive and 17-year-old Denzele Teachy of 38 Rose Ave. A third 17-year-old from Spring Valley was charged, but Williams said that teen is not being identified at this time because of his eligibility for youthful offender status in the court system. Teachy, Williams said, has been previously arrested and is being charged as an adult.
All three teens were arraigned in Stony Point Town Court by Judge William F. Franks and ordered held in the Rockland County Correctional Facility in New City on $25,000 bail each. They face a hearing on Monday.