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Two More Armed Robberies in Area

Harrison Train Station


Mamaroneck Village And Harrison police report two more armed robberies involving local residents walking home from a train station at night.

According to Mamaroneck Village Det. Sandra DiRuzza,  at about 8 pm, a 59 year old man reported he was approached from behind on Stanley Avenue and robbed at gunpoint. The suspect demanded his (undisclosed) property and fled on foot with it. The victim called 911. He was unharmed.

In Harrison an armed robbery was reported on the South Road Bridge about 9:00 pm Thursday near the train station. Police say the same man is assumed to be involved in the two robberies last night, and possibly all of them. Harrison police say he wore a light colored bandana mask and had a silver handgun.

“Ours does appear to be similar to the crimes in Mamaroneck, Pelham, New Rochelle and Harrison,” said DiRuzza.

The suspect, like that in recent similar crimes in the Town of Mamaroneck, Pelham and New Rochelle (see summary below) is described as approximately 6 ft tall and approximately 185 lbs; in those crimes he was wearing all black including a black mask covering his face.

  • On January 12th a Pelham commuter was approached from behind while walking home from the train on Cliff Avenue at 12:10 a.m.
  • On January 17th a Mamaroneck commuter was approached from behind on Glenn Road near Chatsworth Avenue at 10:20 p.m.
  • On January 29th, two females, one a student at Iona College, was followed into a building on Eastchester Road and White Oak Street at 4:45 a.m.
  • On January 31st a commuter was approached while walking home from the train on Monterey Avenue in Pelham at 8:20 p.m

The Town of Mamaroneck held a crime prevention workshop this week.

Crimestoppers has offered a reward for any information. Anyone with information is also asked to call the Village of Mamaroneck Detective Division at 914-825-8541.


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February 10, 2012 5:51 PM

I live and have lived on Stanley Ave. for the last 12 years and am a long time resident of the Village of Mamaroneck. This incident took place right outside my home and I am greatly concerned and upset. Stanley Ave is not well lit. The street lights are very spread out and the trees are overgrown contributing to the darkness on and around the street. I call everytime the streetlight goes out across from my home and make sure that my property is well lit at night. It sometimes takes a week or 2 to replace the bulb. I feel that in addition Stanley Ave. park definitely needs lights, and under it’s present condition will contribute to fowl play in this neighborhood. The local police need to patrol these routes from the train station through our neighborhoods. We as homeowners, pay alot of tax money and should feel safe .

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