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New Rochelle Police: Armed Robbery Tuesday Morning

New Rochelle, N.Y. – The New Rochelle Police Department said they were called to the scene of a robbery Tuesday at 3:20 a.m., after a combined total of $16 was stolen from two male residents.

The residents, who are 18 and 19 years old, were walking near Winthrop and Clinton Avenues when they were approached from behind by two black males in their 20s, police said. The 19-year-old told officers that one of the men had a gun.

At first, they were reportedly ordered to turn over their cell phones, but the suspects did not like the cell phones and returned them. They then asked for money, which is when they were given $16. The suspects fled in a dark green or silver sedan.

One suspect, who was wearing a white shirt and blue jeans, was described as having a thin build. The other, who was wearing a purple plaid shirt and jeans, has a stocky build.

The New Rochelle Police Department also reported:

Larceny: A woman first thought she had misplaced her handbag at Dumont Nursing Home on Tuesday at 5:01 p.m., police said. She then called her cellphone, and it rang in the lobby, in a man’s bag. He told the woman that someone must have put her cellphone in his bag, police said. She was unable to find her purse, which contained $35, and did not wish to further pursue the case.

Misdemeanor assault: A 23-year-old New Rochelle resident was charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor; after assaulting a person who was staying in her apartment, police said. The suspect then ransacked the apartment, including cutting up the couches and destroying two 60-inch, flat-screen televisions, police said. The 21-year-old victim, a California resident, complained of back pain to the responding officers.

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