Illegals Attack Police While Pulling Of Brazen Robbery

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( – A series of alleged crimes involving Venezuelan migrants, including a theft at a Target store in New York City and subsequent attacks on police officers, has heightened concerns in the city. After the incident at the Upper East Side Target on April 2nd, where items were reportedly stolen and loaded into a stolen backpack, police confronted the suspects around 6:50 p.m.

During the arrest attempt, two individuals, identified as Brayan Freites, 21, and Yusneiby Machado, 23, allegedly assaulted the officers. The encounter escalated when Freites reportedly pushed an officer and instructed Machado to escape, leading to a physical altercation where Machado struck an officer in the head.

The confrontation continued outside the store, where another suspect, currently unapprehended, allegedly threw rocks at the officers. Freites and Machado were arrested and faced multiple charges, including robbery, assault, and resisting arrest, among others.

Despite the seriousness of the allegations, many of the accused were released without bail. Machado was released under supervised conditions without bail, while Freites’ bail was set significantly lower than the amount requested by prosecutors.

The incident led to one officer being hospitalized with injuries. Out of the six migrants involved, five have been arrested, with the sixth still at large.

Additional arrests included three other migrants, Sebastian Jaramillo, 22, Michael Sanchez, 31, and Henry Zambrano, 19, who were charged with robbery and disorderly conduct. These individuals, reported to be residing at the Ward’s Island shelter, were released without bail after being arraigned on lesser charges.

Further complicating the matter are the suspects’ prior criminal records. Machado had previous arrests, including for trespassing and assault. Freites also had a history of legal troubles, including trespassing and shoplifting charges. Jaramillo and Sanchez similarly had past arrests for assault and theft-related offenses, highlighting a pattern of criminal activity among this group.

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