Men arrested in Gloversville robbery, shooting face similar charges

The three men allegedly involved in the Aug. 23 robbery and shooting of a man behind Naif’s Grocery
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The three men allegedly involved in the Aug. 23 robbery and shooting of a man behind Naif’s Grocery on North Main Street were each charged today on the same 12 felony counts, according to a Gloversville police release.

The defendants, who include Codie Hayward, 23, of 16 Littauer Place in Gloversville; Edwin J. Pastor, 26, of 107 East Ave. in Johnstown; and Louis Robinson, 25, of 4340 Byron Ave. in New York City, were charged at 1:30 p.m. today with the following:

— Three counts of first-degree robbery, a class B felony

— One count of second-degree robbery, a class C felony

— Two counts of first-degree criminal use of a firearm, a class B felony

— Two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class C felony

— One count of first-degree gang assault, a class B felony

— One count of first-degree assault, a class B felony

— One count of second-degree assault, a class D felony

— One count of fourth-degree grand larceny, a class E felony

Amsterdam resident David Ortiz was shot in the face last month behind Naif’s Grocery on North Main Street in Gloversville.

After a lengthy investigation and staggered arrests, the three defendants were arraigned in Fulton County Court after indictments charging each of them were unsealed, according to the release.

During the investigation, Gloversville police were assisted by the New York State Police BCI and FIU, the state Division of Parole, Johnstown police and the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.

Categories: Schenectady County

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