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Police: Three Robberies in Port Chester

Incidents at Columbus Park, parking garage, on Midland Avenue.

Port Chester police are investigating three robberies in the village.

- At about 1:13 a.m. Saturday, police said a 35-year-old Port Chester man was attacked by a group of four men and two women on Midland Avenue.

Police said the victim was grabbed from behind and held as his watch, wallet and $200 were stolen. The victim said the attackers then ran off in the direction of Armett Street.

The victim was not injured.

- At about 1:20 a.m. Saturday, a 35-year-old Port Chester man was attacked in the parking structure for the AMC Loews Port Chester, 40 Westchester Ave. The victim was approached by two men, who then struck him in the face with an object.

The victim told police the men then pointed a gun at him and stole his cell phone, wallet and $260. The incident took place in the ground floor of the parking garage.

The victim did not need medical attention.

- At about 8:30 p.m. on Friday, an 11-year-old boy and two 13-year-old boys were confronted in Columbus Park as they were waiting for a ride.

Police said the boys were approached by three teenagers and one of the boys was forced to turn over a silver neclace. No one was injured in the incident.

Police said no one has yet been charged in any of these three incidents.

AA11 August 16, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Attacked in the parking garage of the movie theater...Isn't The Waterfront suppose to be the crown jewel for Port Chester? An armed robbery isn't something that is going to attract shoppers, moviegoers, ect...It just seems it's been like the Wild West over the past year. The police can only do so much with their resources, we need to find funding for the PCPD to increase patrol. You can have all the new housing and development you want, but nobody is going to want to move into a crime stricken area.
Aidan August 16, 2012 at 01:24 PM
The last thing this village needs.
eatingdogfood August 16, 2012 at 02:25 PM
A gutter town.
John B August 16, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Pretty soon PC is going to be a ghost town.
silvia olivera August 16, 2012 at 04:50 PM
This is horrible. I love going to the movies with my girlfriend on weekend to catch up and have fun, with all this robbery incidents people like me are going to think twice about going to the movies.
Craig Noor August 17, 2012 at 12:52 AM
This town is not safe at night. It is that simple. Things have never been great but I don't imagine that the preponderance of illegal immigrants from Mexico, Central and South America doesn't help. And the slumlords, sometimes willfully ignorant of their status, don't help either.
Interested Reader August 18, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Take the $22,000 the Board of Trustee's just allocated for a building replacement study and give it to the Police for overtime to increase patrols. The need to replace some of the Villages buildings is a ground ball, no study required.
Aidan August 18, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Not a peep from any BOT members or the mayor.
eatingdogfood August 18, 2012 at 05:16 PM
You used to be the BOT and the Pilla's biggest cheerleader.
Bea Conetta August 18, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Reading this reminds me of the fact that the BOT, a few years back, asked G & S to put cameras in the parking garages and they were refused. This was after the BOT had granted them about 19 ammendments to the contract. I am not and never have been a fan of G & S. Our Board should demand it now!!!
William Demarest (Editor) August 18, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Cameras ... seems like a good idea. Port Chester police say they were able to take advantage of security camera video to make the arrests of 3 teens accused of robbery two people in the hallway of a building on South Main.

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