County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced today that Eugene Lorino
· one count of Robbery in the First Degree, a class “B” Violent Felony,
· two counts of Burglary in the First Degree, class “B” Violent Felonies,
· one count of Criminal Use of a Firearm in the First Degree, a class “B” Felony,
· two counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, class “C” Felonies,
· one count of Attempted Robbery in the First Degree, a class “C” Felony,
· one count of Attempted Robbery in the Second Degree, a class “D” Felony,
· one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class “D” Felony,
· one count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Third Degree, a class “D” Felony,
· one count of Criminal Impersonation in the First Degree, a class “E” Felony.
defendants believed that the victim had a large sum of United States Currency
on the premises because of a potential business transaction in the
After demanding the money, they went to a second apartment in the building where they tied up the victim and his family.
The defendants then attempted to gain access to a safe on the premises. Not being able to, they took approximately $7,000 in cash that was on hand and fled.
A four month long investigation ensued, lead by the Hastings-on-Hudson Police Department, assisted by investigators and prosecutors from the Organized Crime and Criminal Enterprise Bureau, Superior Court Trial Division of the District Attorney’s Office, the Westchester Intelligence Center and the NYPD.
Information was developed as to the movements and whereabouts of the defendants that ultimately lead to these individuals being taken into custody earlier this month.
investigation into this home invasion exemplifies how law enforcement in
set at for $500,000 cash/bond for Vale, $750,000 cash/bond for
next court date is scheduled for
The defendants face a maximum of twenty five years in state prison.
Assistant District Attorney Joseph DiBenedetto of the Investigations Division and Assistant District Attorney Christine O’Connor of Superior Court Trial Division are prosecuting the case.
In compliance with Disciplinary Rule 7-107A of the Code of
Professional Responsibility, you are advised that a charge is
merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed
innocent until and unless proven guilty.