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Nov. 11, 2012 -- Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced today that Olivier Famby (DOB 08/05/92) of 62 Dewitt Place, New Rochelle, New York, was arraigned on a twelve count indictment charging him with:

  • eight counts of Robbery in the First Degree, class “B” Felonies,
  • two counts of Assault in the Second Degree, class “D” Felonies,
  • one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, a class “A” Misdemeanor,
  • one count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, a class “A” Misdemeanor,,

relating to multiple robberies in lower Westchester County.On April 27, 2012, approximately 5:20 a.m., in the vicinity of 116 Corlies Place, Pelham police approached an illegally parked vehicle in order to write a summons. The officer noticed that there was an individual in the front passenger seat with the seat reclined.  The officer engaged in a conversation with the defendant at which time defendant gave inconsistent stories as to why he was in the area. The officer noticed that the defendant was dressed in all black clothing and that he fit the description of an individual wanted in the area for a number of robberies. The officer noticed in plain sight a .32 caliber handgun and black gloves on the driver’s side floor board.The officer called for backup and the defendant was handcuffed without incident.A warrant was obtained for the vehicle and recovered from the vehicle were an assortment of property believed to be robbery proceeds. The firearm had been reported stolen out of Pennsylvania in 2011. The defendant is being charged with armed strong arm robberies in five lower Westchester communities:

  • on 1/12/12 – Robbery in the 1st Degree in Pelham,
  • on 1/17/12 – Robbery in the 1st Degree in the Town of Mamaroneck,
  • on 1/29/12 – Robbery in the 1st Degree in New Rochelle, two victims,
  • on 1/31/12 – Robbery in the 1st Degree in Pelham,
  • on 2/09/12 – Robbery in the 1st Degree in the Village of Mamaroneck,
  • on 2/09/12 – Robbery in the 1st Degree in Harrison,
  • on 3/28/12 – Robbery in the 1st Degree in Pelham.

The defendant was remanded.“This defendant, on numerous occasions, set out to victimize innocent people, accosting them, threatening them and robbing them at gunpoint,” said District Attorney Janet DiFiore after the defendant was arraigned. “Thanks to alert police work, this serial robbery spree was ended, fortunately, before a real tragedy occurred.”His next court date will be on December 6th, 2012.The defendant faces a maximum sentence of twenty five years in state prison on each robbery count Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Strongin of the Superior Court Trial Division is prosecuting the case.


Olivier Famby

Olivier Famby


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