Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced that 19 year old Luis Ayala-Pizarro, 21 year old Carlos Morales-Alvarez and 23 year old Kelvin Viera-Morales will be arraigned this morning before Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller on an indictment charging them with Burglary in the First Degree and Robbery in the First Degree.
It is alleged that on December 9, 2012 Ayala-Pizarro, Morales-Alvarez and Viera-Morales invaded a home in the City of Buffalo. Once inside, they allegedly bound the homeowner and his wife with duct tape, brandished a revolver and demanded money. The upstairs tenants observed the defendants enter the home and called police who surrounded the house and apprehended the defendants.
Special credit is given to Buffalo Police Officers Stephen Schultz, Nicholas Parisi, Christopher Mordino, Brian Connors and Lt. Michael DeLong.
If convicted of these crimes, Ayala-Pizarro, Morales-Alvarez and Viera-Morales each face a maximum prison sentence of 25 years.