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Two Charged In Stabbing, Robbery Of $3 From Man In Brewster, Police Say

Michael Villegas (left) and Daniel Rahn.
Michael Villegas (left) and Daniel Rahn. Photo Credit: New York State Police

A Putnam teenager was arrested with his 20-year-old cohort after allegedly forcibly stealing $3 from their victim and stabbing him when he attempted to flee.

Officers from the Brewster Police Department and troopers with the New York State Police were dispatched to Marvin Avenue in Brewster shortly before 12:45 a.m. Wednesday on the report of a robbery.

According to state police, a 30-year-old man from Brewster was walking along the roadway when two men - later identified as 16-year-old Brewster resident Daniel Rahn and 20-year-old Michael Villegas, also from Brewster, - approached. When the victim attempted to flee, he was attacked by both Rahn and Villegas, according to police.

Police said that the two men forcibly stole $3 and stabbed their victim with a knife before fleeing into a nearby wooded area. The victim was transported to Danbury Hospital, where he was treated for a non-life-threatening laceration to his bicep.

An investigation was launched, which led to the arrest of Rahn and Villegas.

Rahn has been charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree assault, both felonies. Villegas was charged with a felony count of robbery. Both have been arraigned in the Village of Brewster Court.

Bail was set at $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond for Rahn. Villegas’ bail was set at $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond. Both men were remanded to the Putnam County Jail and are due back in court on Monday, July 10.

State police have asked anyone who may have any information in connection to the robbery to call troopers at (845) 677-7300.

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