Fifth Squad Detectives report the arrests of three (3) persons for Robbery that occurred on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 10:00 pm in Valley Stream.
According to Detectives, the male victim, 23, was sitting in a vehicle with Karina Giordano, 46, on S. Cottage Avenue. Karina invited the victim to come up to her apartment. The victim entered the apartment with Karina and was struck by an unknown male in the head with a handgun. A second unknown male began to strike the victim repeatedly about his body with the first male subject. The men demanded the victim’s Rolex watch and he refused to comply. The second male subject began to strike the victim’s right hand with a rubber hammer. The victim removed his watch and two (2) necklaces valued at $87,000. The subjects also removed the victim’s two (2) cell phones, identification, an undisclosed amount of USC and his keys. Giordano responded to the victim’s vehicle and removed a second Rolex valued at $14,500. The subjects taped the victim’s mouth, tied his ankles and covered his face before placing him into his own vehicle. The two male subjects accompanied the victim while they followed Giordano, who was operating a different vehicle. They were responding to the victim’s residence to gain access to his safe. As they drove past the 4th Precinct located in Hewlett, the victim was able to escape from the vehicle and ran to the building for help. The subjects fled the scene in both vehicles.
A thorough investigation was conducted and the following subjects were arrested:
Karina Giordano, 46, of S. Cottage Avenue, Valley Stream is being charged with two counts of Robbery 1st, four counts of Robbery 2nd, two counts of Assault 2nd, Kidnapping 2nd, Conspiracy 4th, and Grand Larceny 2nd. She was arraigned on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at First District Court in Hempstead.
Matthew Horan (First Male Subject), 31, of S. Cottage Avenue, Valley Stream is being charged with two counts of Robbery 1st, four counts of Robbery 2nd, Kidnapping 2nd, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd, Grand Larceny 2nd, and Assault 2nd. He was arraigned on Friday, March 20th, 2020, at First District Court in Hempstead.
Andrew Horan (Second Male Subject), 34, of 312 Third Street, Saddlebrook, New Jersey is being charged with two counts of Robbery 1st, four counts of Robbery 2nd, two counts of Assault 2nd, Kidnapping 2nd, Grand larceny 2nd, Conspiracy 4th, and Criminal Use of a Firearm 2nd. He will be arraigned on Monday, March 30, 2020 at First District Court in Hempstead.
Details By: Det. DiGregorio/5th Squad 03/30/20/0730/8931