Written by Liz Giegerich.
Port Chester police arrested two men who are suspects in the knifepoint robbing of two Rye residents at Rye Beach on Aug. 7. That arrest led Rye police to arrest a third suspect the next day.
Port Chester residents Kerlin Chavarria-Sanchez, 18; Gabriel Anchez-Sanchez, 20; and Alvaro Perez-Ajpop, 20, were all charged with first-degree robbery (armed robbery), a felony.
Chavarria-Sanchez and Anchez-Sanchez face additional charges for drugs allegedly found on them when Port Chester police pulled them over. Perez-Ajpop was not in the car when they were arrested.
Port Chester police found the suspects on Aug. 21 around 7:30 p.m. on Boston Post Road when they spotted a two-door, grey Infinity that fit the description of the car Rye PD was looking for in connection to the armed robbery, Port Chester Police Lt. James Ladeairous said. Police pulled the driver over for allegeldy not wearing a seatbelt, a violation. While at the car, the officer smelled marijuana and asked the driver, Chavarria-Sanchez and two passengers, one of whom was Anchez-Sanchez, to step out of the vehicle, in which they found marijuana and a cell phone, police said. They also found marijuana on Anchez-Sanchez and the second passenger whose name we are not printing because he was not charged in connection to the robbery.
Once the men were at the Port Chester police station, a Rye victim of the knifepoint robbery arrived and identified the phone found in the car as hers, Ladeairous said. The three were transported to the Rye police station the next day where Rye police charged Anchez-Sanchez and Chavarria-Sanchez with first-degree robbery, a felony. Port Chester police already had charged the two with possession of marijuana, a violation; and criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor. Chavarria-Sanchez also was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance for cocaine found in his pocket.
Westchester County and Greenwich police departments also helped with the armed robbery investigation, according to Rye police.
The three subjects were taken to Westchester County jail.