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Police Find Phone Taken by Bat-Wielding Robbers

Ossining and Port Chester police worked together on the robbery that took place Dec. 2 on North Highland Avenue in Ossining.

Ossining and Port Chester police are working together on a violent robbery that took place Dec. 2, when an Ossining man was injured by two robbers who hit him with bats while stealing his cell phone.

The victim, who suffered a head injury, was taken to Westchester Medical Center, police said.

He told police that while he was sitting in his car in the parking lot of 66 North Highland Avenue two men approached, one on either side, and ordered him out. They then hit him with bats while going through his pockets and taking a cell phone. 

The victim described a dark colored vehicle as a getaway car.

Later that evening, around 11 p.m., the Ossining village police tracked the victim’s phone to a location in Port Chester—in a red Nissan Maxima driven by a man who identified himself as Faustino Lopez. He had the stolen cell phone in his possession.

He was arrested, taken to Ossining Police Headquarters and booked. The next day a fingerprint check through New York State revealed that he had been previously arrested as Adolpho Hernandez.

Hernandez, 25, was charged with false personation, a misdemeanor, and released to the Port Chester police for further charges, said Lt. Michael McElroy. 

Hernandez listed his home address as Queens.

The investigation is on-going.

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