Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Mirabai Sheridan of the Bronx and Philip Budin of New York City have been indicted and arraigned on charges related to a home invasion in Chappaqua in October 2018. Westchester County Court Judge Susan Cacace presided.
A Westchester County Grand Jury indicted the two on the following:
- Robbery in the First Degree, a class B felony
- Burglary in the First Degree, a class B felony
- Attempted Robbery in the Second Degree, a class D felony
- Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony
- Criminal Possession of a Firearm, a class E felony
Budin alone was charged with:
- Tampering with Physical Evidence, a class E felony
Sheridan alone was indicted on two misdemeanor charges:
- Attempted Tampering with Physical Evidence, a misdemeanor
- Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a misdemeanor
They are due back in court Feb. 6, 2019.
The indictment alleges at approximately 12:30 p.m. Oct. 24, 2018, Mirabai Sheridan and Philip Budin spotted their robbery victim at DeCicco’s supermarket in Millwood. They followed her home to Pond Hill Road in Chappaqua. Carrying a bouquet of flowers, Sheridan approached the door of the house, armed with a gun, and pushed her way in. She forced the victim to the floor and restrained her hands and wrists with plastic ties. She stole property from the house and fled. Budin was in the car. In addition to the adult victim, a child was home at the time.
New Castle Police and Investigators from the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office investigated the robbery focusing on a number of leads. On Nov. 14, 2018, Sheridan and Budin were found in Mamaroneck following another potential victim from a supermarket. New Castle Police pulled them over and arrested them. Police found a gun in the vehicle.
Nadine Nagler, Chief of the Narcotics and Firearms Bureau, is prosecuting the case.