SCHENECTADY — Three people assaulted and robbed a man they’d offered a ride to last weekend, authorities said.
Police arrested the three this week on a host of charges, including robbery and burglary. A prosecutor said she is looking into the possibility of further charges, including kidnapping.
The incident happened last Saturday morning, just after 7 a.m. The victim was introduced to the three through a friend as individuals who could drive him to his residence, prosecutor Jessica Lorusso said.
The victim got into their car and then was beaten on his head and back. The three stole property from him, then drove him to his apartment, where they took more from him, including a television, according to court documents.
Also at his residence, the three apparently came to believe he had money he wasn’t telling them about and they threatened him further, according to documents.
“We have a gun, you better tell us where the money is,” one suspect allegedly told him, according to documents.
The three left the victim at his residence. He then alerted police.
Police used information from the victim, as well as information from street cameras to track the suspects.
Anthony A. Hart, 36, of Brooklyn, was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree robbery and second-degree burglary, felonies, along with second-degree unlawful imprisonment, third-degree menacing, second-degree criminal impersonation and obstructing governmental administration, misdemeanors.
Police arrested the two other suspects Tuesday. Umar T. Davis, 24, of Eastern Avenue, Schenectady, and Windy M. Grant, 39, of Chrisler Avenue, Schenectady, each face the same robbery and burglary charges.
Davis also faces a misdemeanor assault count, accused of punching the victim in the head. Grant faces a stolen property possession count, accused of possessing a TV stolen from the man’s apartment.