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Man Robbed at Gunpoint Near Harrison Train Station

Police say a man armed with a handgun took a cell phone, briefcase, cash from a Harrison resident just after midnight Tuesday morning.

A Harrison resident was robbed at gunpoint while leaving the Harrison Train Station just after midnight Tuesday, police say.

Police say the man was approached from behind by an armed black male wearing dark clothes and a ski mask on Harrison Avenue near the Park Avenue intersection. The robber showed a dark colored handgun and took a cell phone, briefcase and cash, police say.

The victim was not injured and was able to call police after the incident. 

Police are working with surrounding jurisdictions to see if this robbery has any connection with a string of similar incidents in Harrison, New Rochelle, Mammaroneck and Pelham, said Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini.

"We haven't been able to establish a firm connection at this time, but we are working on the case as we speak," said Marraccini.

Zach Oliva April 11, 2012 at 12:45 PM
It's illegal to send an officer out on the street before he or she finishes the academy. They made the new hires, but until they are trained there isn't much anyone can do to speed up that process.
Jane Brandes April 12, 2012 at 02:22 PM
These robberies are a Sound Shore problem. Is it not possible to have more police coverage and video surveillance at and near the train stations? Can other police units be hired to supplement local forces?
grassroots April 13, 2012 at 03:45 PM
These type of crimes always increase during a downturn in the economy.Lets keep the politics out of it.Harrison@Halstead -FBI stats. show that harrison with its population,area and other demographics has 5 more officers available for patrol than is recomended already.When someone in Harrison calls for assistence they get 2 and sometimes 3 officers within minutes.Would this happen if they were as overburdened as some suggest?
harmony April 16, 2012 at 09:27 PM
NAOMI - ARE YOU MOVING OUT OF HARRISON?
Proud Citizen April 17, 2012 at 12:12 AM
@Zach Oliva 8:45 am on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 It's illegal to send an officer out on the street before he or she finishes the academy. They made the new hires, but until they are trained there isn't much anyone can do to speed up that process. That is incorrect because a Person can be hiredas a Police Officer and put onto the street prior to going to the police academy as long as the Police Department teaches Article 35 ( use of Force) and some NYS Penal law. But the new hiree must complete the Academy within his 1st year as a Police Officer!

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