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Defendant: Sidney Lane (DOB 10/24/80)

Oct. 3, 2018 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Sidney Lane of Mount Vernon was sentenced to 20-years-to-life for the 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, Aug. 3, 2018, 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, 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 with no money 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.

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

police photo 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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