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Man Admits To 37 Robberies Including 1 In Westchester County Man Admits To 37 Robberies Including 1 In Westchester County
Man Admits To 37 Robberies Including 1 In Westchester County A Connecticut man has admitted to committing at least 37 violent robberies across the state in 2022.  Hartford County resident Lonny Cross, age 45, of Bristol, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, May 21, for the crimes that ranged from Hartford to Fairfield County and one in New York in September and October 2022, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, Cross committed 37 robberies and attempted robberies of gas station convenience stores, mini-markets, and liquor stores in North Branford, Waterbury, Wol…
Trio Wanted For Robbery Nabbed With Fake IDs In Hudson Valley Trio Wanted For Robbery Nabbed With Fake IDs In Hudson Valley
Trio Wanted For Robbery Nabbed With Fake IDs In Hudson Valley Three men wanted in connection with a robbery face charges after they were caught with burglar's tools and fake driver's licenses during a Hudson Valley traffic stop, authorities announced.  The arrests were made in Putnam County on Friday, April 26, when law enforcement was advised to be on the lookout for a vehicle heading north on Interstate 684 wanted by the New York City Police Department in connection with a robbery investigation. According to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, a deputy in the area found the vehicle on Route 22 in Southeast and began following it. Eventually, au…
Man Shoots, Kills Cab Driver Moments After End Of Shift In Westchester: Here's His Sentence Man Shoots, Kills Cab Driver Moments After End Of Shift In Westchester: Here's His Sentence
Man Shoots, Kills Cab Driver Moments After End Of Shift In Westchester: Here's His Sentence A man will spend decades in prison for fatally shooting a cab driver in Westchester during a robbery right after the victim's work shift ended, officials announced.  Covington, Virginia resident Percell Ross Blakely, age 54, was sentenced to 20 years to life in state prison for the October 2021 murder of 62-year-old Andres Valenzuela in New Rochelle, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Thursday, April 18.  Earlier Report - Man Indicted For Murder In Westchester For Fatal Shooting, Robbery According to the DA's Office, on Oct. 14…
Man Nabbed After Robbing CVS In Westchester With Sharp Weapon: Police Man Nabbed After Robbing CVS In Westchester With Sharp Weapon: Police
Man Nabbed After Robbing CVS In Westchester With Sharp Weapon: Police Thanks to a witness's sharp eye, a 33-year-old man has been apprehended in connection with a robbery that took place at a CVS Pharmacy in Westchester, police announced.  The incident happened on Tuesday, April 10 just before 9:30 a.m., when a suspect robbed the CVS at 601 North Broadway (Route 22) in White Plains and allegedly threatened employees with a handgun, according to White Plains Police.  The suspect was able to flee in a car before officers arrived at the scene. An initial investigation at the CVS determined that the suspect had threatened employees with a handgun but ha…
Latest Update: $15K Reward Offered For Info On Suspect In Double-Fatal Shooting In Westchester Latest Update: $15K Reward Offered For Info On Suspect In Double-Fatal Shooting In Westchester
Latest Update: $15K Reward Offered For Info On Suspect In Double-Fatal Shooting In Westchester Federal officials are offering a $15,000 reward for any information on the whereabouts of a suspect wanted in connection with a violent shootout at a Westchester warehouse that left both an employee and a member of a robbery crew dead.  In an announcement on Sunday, March 24, the New York division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation said they are offering a $15,000 reward for any information on the whereabouts of Marco Tulio Fernandez-Rodriguez, who is wanted in connection with an attempted gunpoint robbery of a warehouse in Mount Vernon in the area of 137 South Fifth Ave. …
Seen Him? Man Wanted In Connection To Double-Fatal Shooting In Westchester: FBI Seen Him? Man Wanted In Connection To Double-Fatal Shooting In Westchester: FBI
Seen Him? Man Wanted In Connection To Double-Fatal Shooting In Westchester: FBI Authorities are searching for a man wanted in connection with a shooting in Westchester that left two people dead.  New, updated report - New Update: 5 Charged In Double-Fatal Armed Robbery Of Mount Vernon Warehouse, Feds Say The manhunt for an individual possibly known as "Marcos" wanted for questioning in connection with a shooting in Mount Vernon on Tuesday, March 19 was announced by FBI New York on Tuesday night.  Earlier Report - 2 Killed In Early Morning Shooting Near School In Mount Vernon At the time of the shooting, around 12:15 a.m. on Tuesday, shots wer…
9 Nabbed In Outlet Mall Parking Lot After Kidnapping Man In Westchester: Police 9 Nabbed In Outlet Mall Parking Lot After Kidnapping Man In Westchester: Police
9 Nabbed In Outlet Mall Parking Lot After Kidnapping Man In Westchester: Police This story has been updated. Nine people, including three minors, face charges after they were apprehended at a Connecticut outlet mall following a kidnapping that occurred in New York, according to police. The arrests resulted from an incident in Middlesex County on Monday night, March 4, when police responded to the Clinton Outlets at 20 Killingworth Turnpike (Route 81) for a noise complaint and found a group of people in the mall's parking lot, according to a Clinton Police arrest report.  One of the men told officers that he had been kidnapped in Westchester while in New Rochelle,…
Victim's Cell Phone Stolen In Westchester Robbery: Suspect At Large Victim's Cell Phone Stolen In Westchester Robbery: Suspect At Large
Victim's Cell Phone Stolen In Westchester Robbery: Suspect At Large Authorities are searching for a man who forcefully stole a cell phone from a victim during a robbery in Westchester. The incident happened on Sunday, Feb. 11 around 3:45 a.m. in the area of Huguenot Street and Centre Avenue in New Rochelle, according to New Rochelle Police Captain J. Collins Coyne.  At that time, the suspect engaged in a physical scuffle with the victim and took their cell phone. The victim later refused any medical attention, Coyne said. The suspect is described as a light-skinned man of unknown race.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily V…
Robbery, Attempted Carjacking Under Investigation In Westchester: Suspect At Large Robbery, Attempted Carjacking Under Investigation In Westchester: Suspect At Large
Robbery, Attempted Carjacking Under Investigation In Westchester: Suspect At Large Authorities are searching for those involved in a robbery and attempted carjacking incident in Westchester, police announced. The incident happened on Sunday, Feb. 4 just before 12:45 a.m. in the area of Harriman Road in Irvington, the Irvington Police Department announced. After authorities were alerted of the incident, patrol officers responded to the location of the robbery and began searching for the suspect while also notifying surrounding police departments.  According to police, the robbery and attempted carjacking were a targeted and isolated incident and did not appear to pos…
Female Victim Robbed At Knifepoint By Duo On Moped In Westchester Park: Suspects At Large Female Victim Robbed At Knifepoint By Duo On Moped In Westchester Park: Suspects At Large
Female Victim Robbed At Knifepoint By Duo On Moped In Westchester Park: Suspects At Large Police are searching for two suspects who robbed a female victim of her phone at knifepoint at a park in Westchester.  The incident happened on Friday, Jan. 12 around 1:10 p.m., when the victim called authorities and told them she had been robbed of her phone at knifepoint by two men riding on a moped at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers, according to Westchester County Police Public Information Officer Kieran O'Leary.  After the robbery, the moped allegedly drove south on the South County Trailway away from the park, O'Leary said.  Police then searched the …
21-Year-Old NY College Student Shot To Death; Duo Nabbed In Connection To Case 21-Year-Old NY College Student Shot To Death; Duo Nabbed In Connection To Case
21-Year-Old NY College Student Shot To Death; Duo Nabbed In Connection To Case Police have arrested two suspects accused of gunning down a young college student in New York who was an aspiring pilot. Usman Pirzada, age 21, was shot to death Tuesday, Dec. 19, in Schenectady’s Hamilton Hill neighborhood, according to police. Pirzada was found shortly before 9 p.m. near Lincoln Avenue and Steuben Street suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to Albany Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead hours later, Schenectady Police said. Detectives found several shell casings at the scene, which was located yards from the Martin Luther King Jr. School of Excellence. …
Witnesses Help Catch Trio Accused Of Robbing Clothing Store In Westchester: Police Witnesses Help Catch Trio Accused Of Robbing Clothing Store In Westchester: Police
Witnesses Help Catch Trio Accused Of Robbing Clothing Store In Westchester: Police Three men accused of robbing a Westchester clothing store will be facing the music after witnesses were able to help authorities apprehend them, police said. The trio was arrested as the result of a robbery that happened on Friday, Dec. 8 just before 2:30 p.m. at Snipes Clothing in New Rochelle at 440 North Ave., New Rochelle Police announced on Tuesday, Dec. 12.  According to the department, the three suspects entered the store and began loading Nike clothing into a garbage bag. As the three men began running toward the store's exit, one of them pushed the store manager out of the way…
19-Year-Old Wearing Wig, Makeup Robs Greenwich Tiffany Store At Gunpoint 19-Year-Old Wearing Wig, Makeup Robs Greenwich Tiffany Store At Gunpoint
19-Year-Old Wearing Wig, Makeup Robs Greenwich Tiffany Store At Gunpoint An armed teenage man wearing a wig and makeup robbed a high-end jewelry store in Fairfield County of $175,000 in merchandise before being caught by police. The robbery took place in Greenwich at Tiffany & Co. around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. According to Greenwich Police, the man, identified as Edgardo Bautista-Gallardo, age 19, of San Fransico, California, entered the store at 140 Greenwich Ave. and requested to see jewelry from store associates.  Buatista-Gallardo was wearing a wig and makeup. After the jewelry was shown, Bautista-Gallardo displayed a gun and told the empl…
Duo Throws Woman To Ground, Snatches Her Purse In Westchester: Police Duo Throws Woman To Ground, Snatches Her Purse In Westchester: Police
Duo Throws Woman To Ground, Snatches Her Purse In Westchester: Police Authorities are searching for two suspects who pushed a woman to the ground before stealing her purse near an apartment building in Westchester, police said.  The incident happened in Yonkers on Tuesday night, Sept. 12, when two men approached a woman by an apartment complex at 85 Bronx River Rd., according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  The duo then shoved the woman to the ground and stole her purse, which contained several belongings. Both men then fled south toward the Bronx, DiDomizio said. The victim suffered minor injuries and told aut…
Duo Nabbed For Stealing Car After Fighting At Gas Station In Westchester: Police Duo Nabbed For Stealing Car After Fighting At Gas Station In Westchester: Police
Duo Nabbed For Stealing Car After Fighting At Gas Station In Westchester: Police A man and a woman face charges after their fight at a Westchester gas station eventually led to their arrest for stealing a car in another state, police said.  The two arrests stemmed from an incident on Friday, Sept. 1 around 9:30 a.m., when police received a complaint from a witness who saw the duo fighting at a Shell gas station in Mamaroneck at 974 Mamaroneck Ave. According to the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department, the witness had told the duo he was going to report them to authorities, which led to them fleeing from the gas station.  Mamaroneck officers then responded …
Ex-Con Commuted By Cuomo Murders 27-Year-Old NY Man, DA Says Ex-Con Commuted By Cuomo Murders 27-Year-Old NY Man, DA Says
Ex-Con Commuted By Cuomo Murders 27-Year-Old NY Man, DA Says An anti-violence activist who once spent decades in prison before he was granted early release by former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is now accused of killing a 27-year-old man. Dontie Mitchell, age 43, of Albany, was indicted on murder and related charges by an Albany County grand jury on Friday, Aug. 18, in the death of Shieer Leggett. According to the Albany County District Attorney’s Office, Mitchell, either alone or with others, shot Leggett to death in Cohoes, near Main and Schuyler streets, on Friday, Aug. 11. Mitchell is also accused of having an illegal handgun at the time of the m…
Duo Arrested At Golf Course After Stealing From Macy's In Northern Westchester: Police Duo Arrested At Golf Course After Stealing From Macy's In Northern Westchester: Police
Duo Arrested At Golf Course After Stealing From Macy's In Northern Westchester: Police Two Hudson Valley men were arrested at a golf course bar and grill after stealing from a Macy's department store in Northern Westchester, police said.  The arrests resulted from an incident on Tuesday, Aug. 15 just before 1 p.m., when Yorktown Police responded to a reported larceny at the Macy's store in the Jefferson Valley Mall.  Arriving officers interviewed a witness and learned that two men had knocked them over in an effort to keep their stolen merchandise before running away from the store.  Police then notified other Yorktown officers of the two suspects' physical de…
Victims Robbed At Gunpoint While Trying To Buy Gaming Console In Westchester: Suspects At Large Victims Robbed At Gunpoint While Trying To Buy Gaming Console In Westchester: Suspects At Large
Victims Robbed At Gunpoint While Trying To Buy Gaming Console In Westchester: Suspects At Large Authorities are searching for a duo who robbed two victims at gunpoint in Westchester after making arrangements to sell them a gaming console over the internet, police said.  The incident happened on Wednesday, Aug. 16 just before 10:45 p.m., when New Rochelle Police responded to an area near the intersection of Remington Place and Prince Street for a reported robbery.  According to Captain J. Collins Coyne, two men, ages 33 and 21, told arriving officers that they had driven to New Rochelle in order to purchase a Sony PlayStation 5 video game console that they had found for …
Search On For Prisoner Who Escapes From Custody In Westchester Search On For Prisoner Who Escapes From Custody In Westchester
Search On For Prisoner Who Escapes From Custody In Westchester A search is on for a prisoner who escaped from custody in Westchester County. The incident occurred at Saint Joseph’s Medical Center on South Broadway (Route 9) in Yonkers early Sunday morning, July 23. Updated Report - Seen Him? Photos Released Of Prisoner Who Escaped From Custody In Yonkers The Westchester County Department of Correction assumed responsibility for the prisoner detail from the Yonkers Police Department, according to a statement by Westchester County Government.  The prisoner, identified as Geraldo Rojas, had been arrested for robbery in the first, second, …
NY State Trooper Shooting: Woman Who Drove Vehicle Facing Multiple Charges NY State Trooper Shooting: Woman Who Drove Vehicle Facing Multiple Charges
NY State Trooper Shooting: Woman Who Drove Vehicle Facing Multiple Charges A woman who was allegedly inside the car where a man opened fire on a New York State Police trooper is now facing charges. The incident happened in the Capital Region around 11:10 a.m. Friday, June 16 in Schenectady County. That's when trooper Richard Albert, assigned to the Cobleskill Interstate Patrol operating a marked state police vehicle, observed a silver SUV driving on I-88 eastbound traveling over 100 miles per hour in the town of Duanesburg. Albert conducted a traffic stop on the SUV, and upon approaching the driver’s side of the vehicle, the driver put the window down, and the pa…
Duo Caught With Illegal Guns On Same Day In Westchester: Police Duo Caught With Illegal Guns On Same Day In Westchester: Police
Duo Caught With Illegal Guns On Same Day In Westchester: Police Two men, including one suspect allegedly involved in a shooting incident, face weapons charges after being caught with illegal guns in a city in Westchester on the same day, police said.  Both arrests happened on Friday, May 19 in Mount Vernon, according to the city's Director of Communications Timothy Allen.  The first incident began just before 2:20 p.m. when detectives saw a parked and unoccupied vehicle in the area of 7 West Broad St. that was wanted in connection to a past robbery.  As detectives continued to watch the vehicle, they saw 23-year-old Bronx resident R…
20-Year-Old Charged In Multiple Violent Crimes In Westchester, Police Say 20-Year-Old Charged In Multiple Violent Crimes In Westchester, Police Say
20-Year-Old Charged In Multiple Violent Crimes In Westchester, Police Say A 20-year-old man faces numerous charges for four violent incidents in Westchester, including a stabbing that happened down the street from an elementary school, police said.  The arrest happened on Thursday, May 4, when police received a report of a man threatening a victim with a knife in Mount Vernon in the area of South 5th Avenue and West 3rd Street around 7:45 a.m., according to Mount Vernon Police.  Earlier Report - Man Stabbed In Attempted Robbery Near School In Mount Vernon, Officials Say When officers arrived at the scene, they found Mount Vernon resident Reyn…
Greenwich Homeowner Catches Burglar, Holds Him Down Until Police Arrived Greenwich Homeowner Catches Burglar, Holds Him Down Until Police Arrived
Greenwich Homeowner Catches Burglar, Holds Him Down Until Police Arrived A homeowner interrupted a burglary in progress and he and another man were able to hold down the suspect until police arrived in Fairfield County. The incident took place in Greenwich around 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 25 on Holly Hill Lane. According to Greenwich Police Lt. Patrick Smyth, police responded after receiving a call of two men holding down a third man and yelling for someone to call 911. When police arrived, they found that the man being held down, Danny Collazo, age 48, of the Bronx, New York, had entered the home and removed items worth more than $2,300, Smyth said. When th…
Man Sentenced For Murder Of 21-Year-Old In Westchester Man Sentenced For Murder Of 21-Year-Old In Westchester
Man Sentenced For Murder Of 21-Year-Old In Westchester A man who was implicated in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old during a robbery in Westchester will now spend decades in prison.  Yonkers resident Darnell Kidd, age 31, was sentenced on Friday, April 14 to 35 years in prison for the 2011 murder of 21-year-old Jonathan Johnson, according to the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.  Earlier Report - Second Man Convicted For Fatal Shooting Of 21-Year-Old During Robbery In White Plains According to federal officials, on March 18, 2011, Kidd and his 31-year-old co-defendant Marcus Chambers k…
Man Hits Victim In Face With Hammer Repeatedly In Westchester: Here's His Sentence Man Hits Victim In Face With Hammer Repeatedly In Westchester: Here's His Sentence
Man Hits Victim In Face With Hammer Repeatedly In Westchester: Here's His Sentence A man will spend more than a decade in prison after attacking a victim with a brick and hammer in Westchester, causing them to need facial reconstruction surgery. Yonkers resident Juan Rodriguez, age 38, was sentenced to 15 years in state prison on Thursday, March 30 for attacking a man with a brick and hammer before robbing him in March 2021, according to Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah.  On the day of the attack, March 1, 2021, around 3:45 p.m., Rodriguez hid behind a tree while the victim, who he knew, walked by him on the sidewalk on Riverdale Avenue in …
Hudson Valley Sex Offender Charged With Violent Assault, Cops Say Hudson Valley Sex Offender Charged With Violent Assault, Cops Say
Hudson Valley Sex Offender Charged With Violent Assault, Cops Say Police in the Hudson Valley have charged a sex offender with a violent assault and robbery of a man after it was caught on a public camera system. The incident took place in Orange County around 11:10 a.m., Sunday, March 12 in the area of 8-10 Main Street in Middletown. According to Lt. Jeffry Thoelen of the Middletown Police, officers responded to the area after receiving a call reporting a fight. Using the public camera system located at the front desk of the police department, Sgt. Jordan McInerney saw a Black man lying on top of another man on the sidewalk, violently assaulti…
Unknown Suspect Robs Store, Locks Worker In Backroom In Westchester: Still On Loose, Police Say Unknown Suspect Robs Store, Locks Worker In Backroom In Westchester: Still On Loose, Police Say
Unknown Suspect Robs Store, Locks Worker In Backroom In Westchester: Still On Loose, Police Say Authorities are looking for a suspect who robbed a gas station and then locked a worker in a backroom in Westchester.  The incident happened on Thursday, March 16 around 3:45 a.m. at a gas station in Port Chester on lower King Street (Route 120A), according to Port Chester Police.  Officers said that an unknown man dressed in black with a mask on entered the store around that time and demanded money from the attendant.  The worker then complied with the suspect's request before they were restrained and locked in a rear area of the store. After this, the suspect ran away on f…
Robbery Suspect Stabs Store Clerk, Breaks Into Home With 2 Children In Westchester: Police Robbery Suspect Stabs Store Clerk, Breaks Into Home With 2 Children In Westchester: Police
Robbery Suspect Stabs Store Clerk, Breaks Into Home With 2 Children In Westchester: Police A Long Island man faces a boatload of charges after allegedly stabbing a store clerk during a robbery, mugging a passerby, and then breaking into a Westchester home with two young children inside, police said.  The one-man crime spree began on Thursday, March 16 around 3:45 p.m., when police responded to a convenience store in New Rochelle at 683 Main St. that had been robbed.  Upon arriving at the store, police found that the clerk had been severely assaulted and stabbed, according to New Rochelle Police. Soon after this, officers then received a call that a pedestrian …
Man Charged With Robbing Hotel In Westchester: Was Already In Jail, Police Say Man Charged With Robbing Hotel In Westchester: Was Already In Jail, Police Say
Man Charged With Robbing Hotel In Westchester: Was Already In Jail, Police Say A Long Island man who was already in jail for another robbery and subsequent police chase faces more charges after allegedly stealing cash from a hotel's register in Westchester.  The incident happened on Saturday, Feb. 11 around 4:45 a.m., when police in the city of Rye responded to the Courtyard Marriott located at 631 Midland Ave. for a reported robbery.  Upon arriving, the hotel's front desk agent told officers that a man had entered the hotel around 4:40 a.m. and had demanded money from the register. The agent added that the suspect had his hand in his pocket during the robbe…
Adult, Teen Duo Charged In Robberies In Westchester: Police Still Investigating Adult, Teen Duo Charged In Robberies In Westchester: Police Still Investigating
Adult, Teen Duo Charged In Robberies In Westchester: Police Still Investigating Both an adult and a teenage boy were charged in connection to multiple robberies in Westchester, police said.  The two incidents happened in the West End of New Rochelle on both Tuesday, Feb. 28, and Monday, Jan. 16, according to New Rochelle Police.  On Tuesday, March 7, authorities arrested a 16-year-old boy from New Rochelle who had allegedly been involved in the Feb. 28 robbery.  Later that day, around 6 p.m., detectives then arrested 18-year-old Brandon Scott of New Rochelle in connection with both the Feb. 28 and Jan. 16 robberies.  The 16-year-old is charged wit…
$50K Award Offered After Postal Worker Robbed In Westchester: Suspects On Loose $50K Award Offered After Postal Worker Robbed In Westchester: Suspects On Loose
$50K Award Offered After Postal Worker Robbed In Westchester: Suspects On Loose Officials are offering a reward of up to $50,000 for any information leading to the arrest of two suspects who robbed a US postal worker in Westchester.  The robbery happened in Yonkers on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, around 2:50 p.m., near the intersection of Monroe Street and Moultrie Avenue, according to the US Postal Inspection Service, which released more information about the robbery in March 2023.   After robbing the letter carrier, the two suspects are believed to have run away toward the South County Trail and fled north. The two suspects are seen fleeing the scene in an …