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Peekskill Robbery Suspect Arrested After Being Spotted By Victim

Jose Hammonds was arrested on robber charges on April 15, according to Peekskill Police. Photo Credit: Peekskill Police
York Santana was arrested on on April 15 on grand larceny charges, according to Peekskill Police. Photo Credit: Peekskill Police
Angel Cobos was arrested on felony DWI charges on April 15, according to Peekskill Police. Photo Credit: Peekskill Police

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – A Peekskill man wanted in a robbery was caught with help of the victim the next day, according to city police.

Jose Hammonds, 25, of Peekskill, was arrested April 15 at 8:30 a.m. and charged with first-degree robbery, a class B felony, on North Division Street by Police Officers Elizabeth Folch and Christopher Vazeos.

The unnamed victim of the robbery on the evening of April 14 contacted police when she saw the man who had robbed her walking on that street, police said.

Hammonds was taken into custody without incident and charged, police said. The victim told police the incident occurred on Brown Street where Hammonds threatened her at knifepoint and demanded money. The 28-year-old victim was not harmed during the incident, police said. Hammonds was held for arraignment.

Other arrests reported by Peekskill police for the past week include:

  • Yorky Santana, 17, of the Bronx, was arrested April 15 and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a class E felony, and obstructing emergency medical service, a  misdemeanor, on Railroad Avenue by Officer Christopher Vazeos. Santana is accused of stealing a Range Rover on March 25 at 3:55 p.m., police said. State and county police captured Santana in the stolen vehicle in Pleasantville, police said. Santana was brought from the Westchester County Jail on a warrant and processed for the grand larceny charge in Peekskill. Santana was also charged with possession of stolen property and other felony charges related to the incident.
  • Angel Cobos, 28, of Peekskill, was arrested April 15 at 5:30 p.m. and charged with driving while intoxicated with a prior arrest in the past 10 years, a class E felony, and driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol concentration above 0.08 percent with a prior arrest in the past 10 years and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, all class E felonies, on Phoenix Avenue by Police Officers Khalia Carter and Louis Denet. Officers saw a suspicious vehicle stopped in the roadway with Cobos behind the wheel, police said. While officers spoke to Cobos, they detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, and he failed several field sobriety tests, police said. Officers found Cobos’ driver’s license was suspended and that he had been convicted of a prior DWI within the past 10 years. He was held for arraignment.

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