Rye Police Want Suspects in Downtown Jewelry Robbery

A salesman carrying two briefcases full of jewelry was robbed Wednesday  in Rye after leaving R&M Woodrow Jewelers on busy Purchase Street. Police say he was attacked by two or three men as he opened the trunk of his car, parked on Locust Street. Cops say they got away with $50,000 (wholesale) worth of jewelry. The salesman, described as in his 60s, was yelled at by the men and then knocked to the ground. he was not injured.

Another Man Robbed Walking Home from Pelham Station

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.

Mamaroneck Town Talks Crime Prevention

A lot of crime prevention comes down to common sense. It’s safer to walk in groups then alone. A home alarm that rings inside and out is a better deterrent then the quieter kinds that don’t offend the neighbors. And don’t bother hiding keys under those fake rocks and other gadgets you see in ads. “The bad guys watch TV too,” said Mamaroneck Town Police Det.

Texting in a Crime Wave: Warning Neighbors in Larchmont and Mamaroneck

Larchmont neighbors are on guard – and continue informing neighbors by email and texting  – following the most recent burglaries in the normally low-crime town. Late last week, residents circulated a text message urging others to step up protecting themselves against thieves:
Important alert! Make sure all doors are locked @ night & garage too. 2 more burglaries since last week, willow ave & ocean ave. houses were entered at night when people were home.  Pass this on. 
The current rash of burglaries and car break-ins in Larchmont and Mamaroneck started before the December holidays and, according to residents, continue.

Coming Up: Preventing Crime in Larchmont and Mamaroneck

As continued follow-up to residents’ concerns over a recent robbery and a burglary in the Town of Mamaroneck, the Town and the Larchmont Gardens Civic Association will sponsor a Crime Prevention Workshop. All are welcome to join the discussion February 8 at the VFW/Senior Center, 1288 Boston Post Road in Larchmont. At a Town Board meeting Wednesday night, residents voiced concern and expressed the desire to meet with police leaders. Representatives of the Town’s Police Department,  Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson and Town Administrator Steve Altieri will be available to answer questions.  For more information please contact Supervisor Nancy Seligson’s office at 914. 381-7805.

Recent Crime in Town of Mamaroneck Brings Residents Before Board

Following  the the night time robbery of a man as he walked home from the train station and a burglary last week in Larchmont, Town of Mamaroneck residents are asking area leaders to beef up police presence. At a Town Board meeting Wednesday night, residents voiced concern and expressed the desire to meet with police leaders. They also asked officials to consider measures such as installing security cameras in public places and making them available to residents at discounted prices. Board members said the Town Police Department is in the process of organizing a public safety demonstration that will be held for the public as soon as possible. In the meantime, however, residents should take simple precautions such as locking their homes and cars, Board members said.

Police Blotter

GPSs, mobile devices and car parts are car parts are big hits with thieves this week

Witness Says Plaza Bootery Owner Robbed Customer, Fled

Update:  In an unrelated matter, Mamaroneck Village police say Mendes was due in Court Thursday on an assault charge dating back to December, 2010. Police say he did not appear and will be called to appear again. Saturday’s police activity at Plaza Bootery in Larchmont was apparently the result of the store’s owner robbing a customer and then fleeing, according to several sources.  The apparent robber had not been apprehended as of press time. A witness tells theLoop she went to the store with a friend and store owner Lee Mendes  “pushed (her friend) on her side and took her pocket book”  while arguing with her about a pair of shoes.  Continued calls to Larchmont Police Detectives were not returned. Several readers contacted theLoop with the same or similar information over the weekend.