ARDSLEY, N.Y. – A New Rochelle woman was sentenced to seven years in state prison for her role in the home invasion of an Ardsley home where she once worked, according to Lucian Chalfen, a spokesman for the Westchetser County District Attorney’s Office.
County Judge Barry Warhit sentenced Zimba to her term as a result of a plea deal. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Shameika Mathurin.
On July 10, Pamela Zimba, 25, Exander Rosado, 18, Anibal Rosado, 20, all of Yonkers, and Kadeedra Moore, 24, and Richard Davis, 31, both of New Rochelle, were arrested and charged with first-degree burglary of a Bramblebrook Road home in April.
They hit a father and teenage son and frightened two younger children when they forced them into an upstairs bedroom before stealing $45,000. Ardsley police said the crime appeared to be well-planned by the thieves, who knew there was cash and a safe in the home.
The father and his 15-year-old son were taken into the master bedroom and forced to open a safe. Zimba, who used to work for the homeowner, monitored the men inside. Moore waited outside in the getaway vehicle. The father and son had their hands bound behind their backs and their mouths duct-taped.
The victim’s 8-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter were herded upstairs into bedrooms and told to hide under the covers. After the suspects left the home, the 15-year-old son managed to break free and call 911. The father also broke free and searched the house.
The accused all pleaded guilty Dec. 6. Each faced prison terms of seven to 25 years.