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Bitcoin Targeted in Suburban NY Home Invasion Plot, US Says

June 24, 2022, 8:58 PM

Federal prosecutors say two men planned to violently invade a home in Westchester County, New York, and force the residents to give them codes to an account they believed contained tens of millions of dollars in Bitcoin.

Dominic Pineda and Shon Morgan, both 21, were arrested Friday in Virgina and charged with conspiring to violate the Hobbs Act, which makes it a federal crime to commit robberies that interfere with interstate commerce, according to federal prosecutors in New York. The two are accused of planning to break into a home in Irvington, a village of about 6,000 people on the ...