Nassau Police arrested three people for a robbery that took place in Hicksville on Monday at 6:34 p.m.
Detectives say a 21-year-old man was talking with Alex Mercado-Silva, Jarrell Smith, Teresa Montagnino, at the rear parking lot of 20 West Village Green, when Mercado-Silva waved a gun at the victim, and demanded his Air Jordan sneakers. Smith demanded a cell phone and and the cash in his pockets, and the victim handed it over, according to police.
Mercado-Silva, Smith and Montagnino entered a 1999 Chrysler Sebring and left in unknown direction. Bureau of Special Operations officers located them and conducted a car stop at a Shell Gas Station at 3356 Jerusalem Avenue in Wantagh. During this time, officers recovered a black handgun from the vehicle, police say.
All three – Mercado-Silva, 24, of 60 Grove Street, Massapequa; Smith, 20, of 47 Robert Avenue, Massapequa; and Montagnino, 16, of 6 4th Street, South Farmingdale – were placed in custody without incident.
They were charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree robbery. In addition, Mercado-Silva was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-criminal criminal possession of a weapon, and second-degree criminal use of a firearm.All three defendants are scheduled for arraignment on Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.