Pelham police say another man was robbed at gunpoint while walking home from the Pelham train station Wednesday night.
This is the third person robbed while walking home from the Pelham train station this year, the other two occurred in January. And it’s one of several in a string of robberies of commuters walking home from train stations from Pelham to Harrison.
A possible suspect nabbed in February turned out not to be related to these crimes, say cops.
Pelham Patch reports the robbery took place at about 10:55 p.m. when the victim heard footsteps behind him in the area of Elderwood Avenue and East Second Street. The victim turned and saw a man holding a gun.
The robber forced the victim to lay on the ground and took a portfolio bag containing a wallet, cell phones and an iPad before fleeing the scene. The robber is described as a black male about 5-foot, 10 inches tall and about 180 pounds.
The robber wore a dark jacket with a dark hood covering his face. The victim was not injured.
New York Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that will lead police to the individuals responsible. Anyone with information regarding any of these robberies is asked to contact NYS Crime Stoppers at its hotline number 1-866-313-TIPS