Yonkers man pleads guilty in holiday time burglary spree

WHITE PLAINS – A Yonkers man pled guilty in Westchester County State Supreme Court in connection with several private home burglaries throughout the county. The spree began the day after Christmas 2019 and continued into the first week of the new year.

German Martinez, 42, pled guilty to eight counts of burglary and one count of robbery, all as felonies.

He is expected to be sentenced in January to 10 years in prison and must make restitution for the items he stole.

Martinez had broken into a number of homes where he stolen property and, in some cases, threatened or injured victims. Stolen items included cash, jewelry, laptops, and other property.

In some cases, he broke a window to gain access or forced his way in using a crowbar. During one burglary, Martinez threatened a victim with a knife, and in another, injured a victim at the scene.

Martinez hired taxicabs with unwitting drivers to take him to the locations and told them to await his return.

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