South Salem man arrested following Robbery investigation


South Salem man arrested following Robbery investigation

Major Robin H. Benziger
Troop K Commander


Lewisboro, New York – On March 23, 2015 at approximately 10:00 p.m., the Hudson Valley Transportation Management Center received a report of a Robbery and Assault that occurred at the Oak Ridge Commons Condominium Complex, located on State Route 123 in the South Salem section of Lewisboro.

New York State Police and Lewisboro Police arrived on the scene along with Vista EMS. The victim; a 27-year-old South Salem resident had arrived at his home after being dropped off by a friend. The suspect; identified as Wyatt Gilchrist, age 21, of South Salem, New York, forcibly removed the victim from the vehicle and struck him several times with a closed fist. The defendant then removed the victim’s leather belt and continued to assault him with the belt.

Investigation revealed that during the assault, Gilchrist removed the victim’s wallet before fleeing the scene in a motor vehicle. The victim was able to identify Gilchrist as the assailant.

State Police arrested Gilchrist at his residence in South Salem without incident. Gilchrist was charged with Robbery 2nd Degree and Assault 2nd Degree.

The victim was taken to Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut where he is being treated for lacerations and contusions to his head and face.

Gilchrist was arraigned in the Town of Lewisboro Court by Judge Marc Seedorf. He was remanded to Westchester County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond. Gilchrist is scheduled to reappear in the Town of Lewisboro Court on 3/30/15 at 6 p.m.

Author: Harlem Valley News