Strong-arm robberies under investigation in New Rochelle

NEW ROCHELLE -Police in New Rochelle are investigating two strong-arm robberies that occurred within hours of one another.

The first occurred at about 12:44 p.m. on Sunday, November 22 at 10 Hemmingway Avenue. A 38-year-old man reported he was approached from behind by two individuals who punched him in the head causing him to fall down and injure his hip.

While on the ground, the suspects rifled through his pickets; however, they fled without taking anything.

The victim described the suspects as black men, one with a dark complexion, heavyset, and wearing all red. The other was described as being thin, wearing a blue and black sweatshirt.

The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The second incident occurred just before 4 p.m. at 124 Remi9ngton Place. A 56-year-old woman said while walking on Remington, she was accosted by a man who told her to give him everything she had, and they proceeded to rummage through her pockets stealing her bank card.

The suspect was described as being black and wearing all black with a black mask. He left the area with two other people.

A witness to the robbery described the other two as black men, one with a light complexion and the other with a dark complexion, wearing red and black clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the New Rochelle Police Department’s General Investigations Unit at 914-654-2270.

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