Plaza Bootery owner Lee Mendes, 46, was arraigned in Larchmont Village Court Thursday night on a charge of 3rd degree robbery, felony and a charge of selling counterfeit merchandise, also a felony
Mendes was arrested by Larchmont Police at 11:09 am Thursday at his Larchmont store for the robbery reported there February 12, according to Police Chief John Poleway.
The alleged victim and her friend involved in the incident had been unable to positively identify the suspect to police after the incident, they told theLoop, because police had only a dated picture.
On Wednesday, after seeing the suspect walking near the store, police were called and the suspect identified.
Mendes was already due to appear in Court on charges of counterfeiting, stemming from a raid on the store in conjunction with the Westchester DAs office in January.
Friday’s arraignment before Judge Bernstein addressed charges from both incidents. Bail was set at $10,ooo cash and Mendes remains in jail as of press time. According to Poleway, he will be there until a felony hearing in Village Court on Monday, Feb. 28.