GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Two women are being charged with robbery in the first degree, a felony, and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor, after Greenburgh police responded to a report of a dispute Wednesday night on West Hartsdale Avenue.
Police arrested Arielle Pierre, 21, of Yonkers, and Amber Favereau, 20, of Valhalla, after receiving a call about a dispute on West Hartsdale Avenue near Beachwood Road about 10:15 p.m. The caller advised that two women and a man were arguing outside on the street in front of his residence, and that one of the women was in possession of a knife, police said.
When police arrived, the man, 49, told them he had been robbed at knife point by the two women. Police located the two women at the scene, identified by the man as Pierre and Favereau, and they were placed into custody. Police said they also recovered two knives at the scene.
Greenburgh detectives said the man had contacted one of the suspects through craigslist and had paid the woman $120 in exchange for a sexual act at the man's residence. An argument between the two parties ensued, and the man told police that the woman refused to return the money. The woman then displayed a knife to prevent the man from recovering the money, police said.
While the argument continued outside the Hartsdale residence, the second woman arrived and allegedly displayed a knife and threatened the man, police said.
In addition to the other charges, police said Pierre was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.
Both defendants were arraigned in the Town of Greenburgh Court and remanded to the Westchester County Jail. Their next court appearance is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday.