NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – A New Rochelle man was arraigned Monday in connection with eight armed robberies throughout lower Westchester County, the District Attorney’s Office said.
Olivier Famby, 21, of 62 Dewitt Place was charged with eight counts of first-degree robbery and two counts of second-degree assault, all felonies; one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor; and one count of criminal possession of stolen property, the District Attorney’s Office said.
The robberies occurred in Pelham on Jan. 12, Jan. 31 and March 28; New Rochelle on Jan. 29, involving two victims; the Town of Mamaroneck on Jan. 17; and the villages of Mamaroneck and Harrison on Feb. 9, according to the office.
Famby was arrested April 27 after a police officer approached an illegally parked vehicle to write a ticket and noticed he fit the description of the robber in a number of area robberies, the District Attorney's Office said.
The officer also saw a .32-caliber handgun, which was later determined to have been stolen from Pennsylvania last year, and called for assistance to help in the arrest, the District Attorney's Office said.
Police then searched the vehicle, on a warrant, and recovered items believed to be property taken in previous robberies, the office said.
Famby faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in state prison on each robbery count, and is due back in court Dec. 6.
Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Strongin of the Superior Court Trial Division is prosecuting the case.
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