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April 29, 2021 – A man who committed a string of holiday season burglaries around Westchester in 2019 and 2020 – injuring one victim and threatening another with a knife – was sentenced earlier this month to 10 years in prison and five years of post-release supervision. He will also be required to pay nearly $30,000 in restitution to victims.

German Martinez, 43, of Yonkers pled guilty in Nov. to two counts of Burglary in the First Degree, one count of Robbery in the First Degree, and six counts of Burglary in the Second Degree. Martinez used unwitting taxi drivers to take him to homes where he stole cash, jewelry, computers and other items.

“To be confronted by a burglar in one’s own home is a truly frightening experience, and I hope that all of Martinez’s victims can take some comfort from this sentence,” said Westchester District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah. “I want to thank all of the local police departments that worked together to solve these crimes and to help make our communities safer and more secure.”

The case was before Judge Barry Warhit in Westchester County Court on April 15.

The investigation into this series of burglaries was a collaboration of local police departments including Dobbs Ferry, Rye, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, White Plains, Yonkers and the Westchester County Police, along with DA’s Office criminal investigators.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Steven Vandervelden and Stefanie DeNise.

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Media contact:
Dan Weiller, Director of Communications
(914) 995-3586
dweiller@westchesterda.net