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Defendant: Sidney Lane (DOB 10/24/80)

Aug. 3, 2018 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Sidney Lane of Mount Vernon was found guilty on charges related to a violent attempted robbery in a Yonkers residence last summer. He was convicted of two counts of Attempted Robbery in the First Degree, class C violent felonies, following a jury trial before Westchester County Court Judge Barry Warhit.

Background
On July 19, 2017, Lane entered a private residence on Underhill Street, Yonkers, at lunchtime around 12:30 p.m. A mother and her 23-year-old son were inside the home at the time. Lane was armed with a firearm and demanded money from the residents. He brutally pistol-whipped the victims on the face and head, causing injury. The victims fought back and the male victim bit Lane on the face. The defendant fled the house and drove away.

Yonkers Police investigated the robbery by executing search warrants in the defendant’s home and place of business, and analyzing surveillance video. Forensic scientists at the Westchester County Department of Laboratories and Research developed DNA results which showed the defendant’s blood in the victim’s home.

Yonkers Police arrested Lane the following day at his place of work in Tuckahoe.

Lane faces a life sentence and is scheduled for sentencing Oct. 3, 2018.

Assistant District Attorneys Christine O’Connor, Bureau Chief of the Narcotics and Firearms Bureau, and Daniel Flecha, Deputy Chief, prosecuted the case. 

police photograph of Sidney Lane

Sidney Lane

 In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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