PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – Five Port Chester men recently were arrested in connection with a July 31 attack on two men at a gas station on Westchester Avenue, after an investigation by the Port Chester Police Department.
According to Lt. Jim Ladeairous, a spokesman for the Port Chester Police Department, detectives were able to obtain video surveillance from the area to aid in the investigation. All of the men were charged with attempted robbery in the second degree, a felony, and are now being held at the Westchester County Jail.
Bashaun McGhee, 19, of 54 Locust Ave., was arrested Wednesday. Jesus Maldonado-Michaca, 18, of 465 N. Main St., was arrested Thursday. Robert Diaz, 19, of 66 Smith St., Johnathan Johnson, 25, of 125 Poningo St., and Tyrik Harris, 16, of 1 Weber Drive, all were arrested Monday.
The men who reportedly were attacked, one 36, the other 43, told police they were drinking beer at about 3:40 a.m. in the corner parking lot near the Valero Gas Station at 37 Westchester Ave., when a male around 16 years old asked them for a cigarette, according to police. They told the teen they didn't smoke and a group of male and female teenagers descended on them and began to strike them with closed fists, police said. When police were called to the scene by a gas station attendant, the suspects fled, police said.