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Port Chester Man Charged in Mugging, Second Man Sought

Police: Man robbed on Poningo Street.

A Port Chester man has been charged with robbery and a second man is being sought after a mugging on Poningo Street, according to Port Chester police.

Police said the victim was attacked by two men at about 4:25 a.m. Friday in front of 107 Poningo St. His wallet and $400 cash were stolen, and the man was struck in the face in the attack.

The attackers ran off and the victim flagged down a passing village police officer a short time later. Police said the victim saw the two attackers run behind a Poningo Street building and he was able to describe the men.

Police said a few minutes later they stopped and questioned Darel Franklin, 26, of 45 Travis Ave., Port Chester, and Franklin was arrested after he was identified as one of the attackers by the victim. Police said they are seeking the second man in the attack.

As police were investigating the incident, the victim's face began to swell and he was taken to Greenwich (CT) Hospital for treatment.

Franklin was arraigned in Port Chester Village Court and ordered held in the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla pending a hearing on Thursday. He is accused of second-degree robbery.

Guala September 05, 2012 at 10:31 AM
Dam shame. This is why poningo gets a bad rap. Stay on purdy and traverse. We don't need this up the way
Aidan September 06, 2012 at 03:02 PM
We don't need this ANYWHERE.
Frank B. September 06, 2012 at 03:10 PM
do these people ever sleep?
Bart Didden September 06, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Aidan is correct, we just can't push crime around or contain it in a zone. All of the neighborhoods in our Village need to be upgraded and become attractive to people that won't tolerate this type of activity in their neighborhood. Government can't do it alone, the residents have more influence at the street level and must be willing to get invested, take a stand and be part of the solution.
niecey September 07, 2012 at 01:56 PM
I just don't get it. All these streets need to be cleaned up and the good people need to take back their neighborhoods. We need to get these criminals out of here! What is happening to PC. To many people with to much time on their hands. Get a job or go back to school. Clean up your act Port Chester!!!

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