Sunday, February 12, 2023

Suspects accused of assault outside Ray's Candy Store remain in jail

This past week, the two suspects who police arrested in connection to the assault outside Ray's Candy Store, 113 Avenue A, on Jan. 31 had court appearances. 

Luis Peroza, who allegedly struck owner Ray Alvarez and employee Gabe Thorne with a belt with a rock attached, remains at Riker's. His next court appearance is scheduled for March 2.
Peroza, who previously served five years in prison for assault, was charged with first- and second-degree assault, two counts of first-degree robbery, and two counts of first-degree attempted robbery.

His alleged accomplice, Gerald Barth, also remains at Riker's. His next court date is March 1.
Barth was charged with first-degree assault and two counts each of first-degree robbery and first-degree attempted robbery. 

This post has more details on what has happened to date.

Meanwhile, yesterday, the social media accounts — on Twitter and Instagram — for Ray's Candy Store addressed the assault for the first time, thanking everyone for their support in the past two weeks... with shout-outs to media outlets for their coverage ...


Lmknyc said...

Make their permanent address Riker’s

John Penley said...

Does anyone know if Curtis Sliwa or his Guardian Angels are actually showing up to protect Ray's Candy Store at night or was Sliwa's presentation of a Friendship paper at Ray's just a publicity stunt ? I actually hope they are showing up but would like to know if they are.

Jason said...

What a sweet man he is. Even after being brutally attacked he is all smiles and positivity.