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Port Chester Man Charged in Purdy Avenue Robbery

Police: NYC man was beaten, robbed when he tried to visit his girlfriend.

A 20-year-old Port Chester man is the second man to be charged in an August incident in which a New York City man was beaten and robbed as he was on his way to visit his girlfriend on Purdy Avenue, according to Port Chester police.

An investigation of the incident at 70 Purdy Ave. led to the arrest on Tuesday of Markel Calhoun of 70 Purdy Ave. on a charge of second-degree robbery, police said. Additional arrests are expected in the on-going investigation.

The 24-year-old victim told police that at about 2 a.m. on Aug. 28 he went to 70 Purdy Ave. to visit his girlfriend. He told police there was a group of young men in front of the building, so he decided to go to the rear of the building.

Police said that as the victim called to his girlfriend at the rear of the building, he was jumped by the men who had been in front of 70 Purdy Ave. Police said the victim was punched and kicked, and had his wallet, cash and a cell phone stolen.

The attackers ran away when the victim's girlfriend saw the robbery and screamed. The victim, whose clothing were torn in the attack, was taken to Greenwich Hospital for treatment of various injuries that ranged from a bloody nose to cuts and bruises.

Calhoun was being held Tuesday at Port Chester police headquarters for arraignment in Port Chester Village Court.

Cadeyrn September 19, 2012 at 02:17 PM
And another Citizen of the Year nominee.
Bart Didden September 19, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Good work Port Chester Police Department One arrest at a time through consistent efforts is the only way we will make progress to send the message that illegal activity will not be tolerated in OUR Village and the safety of ALL our residents and visitors is important to us.
Bianca Samson September 19, 2012 at 03:37 PM
The people who live in that building and area need to take charge against all these crimes happening there. Half if not all are done by people that don't even live in the building or area.
Bart Didden September 19, 2012 at 03:55 PM
@ Ms. Samson, You are 100% correct, neighborhood watch groups and open two way dialog with the police department are just two of the most effective ways to make our streets safer. If you see something, say something, dial 911 or 939-1000
Kinya Oliver September 24, 2012 at 05:33 AM
when we going to learn to stay out of trouble that's why we can't have anything stop acting what your color is "BLACK"

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