WPCNR POLICE GAZETTE. From the White Plains Department of Public Safety. August 20, 2013:
The Department of Public Safety has announced the arrests of 10 youths, (8 from White Plains) they say are responsible for 9 related robberies in the White Plains downtown occurring between February and May this year in which cellphones and cash were taken from pedestrians by small groups of assailants.
Commissioner of Public Safety David Chong issued this statement to WPCNR:
“The Detectives did a great job in putting all the pieces together and linking
this group of youths up. This should send a clear message that no one gets away
with this behavior in this city.
We also hired 8 police officers , two civilian dispatchers, and promoted two sergeants and 1 Lieutenant these past two weeks. This clearly shows the Mayor and his Staff are committed to keeping Public Safety well staffed and this city one of the safest cities of its dynamics in the country.”
All have been charged with First Degree Robbery, a felony.