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Top Stories 2012: Train Station Robbery Suspect Charged

Olivier Famby of New Rochelle was charged in a string of armed robberies that occurred near train stations in early 2012.
Olivier Famby of New Rochelle was charged in a string of armed robberies that occurred near train stations in early 2012. Photo Credit: Westchester County District Attorney's Office

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — The Daily Voice is heading into the new year by counting down, in no particular order, the top 10 stories from 2012.

A New Rochelle man was arrested April 27 in connection with a string of armed robberies near Metro-North Railroad stations in New Rochelle, Pelham Mamaroneck and Harrison earlier in the year.

Olivier Famby, 21, of 62 Dewitt Place was charged with eight counts of first-degree robbery and two counts of second-degree assault, all felonies; and one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and one count of criminal possession of stolen property, both misdemeanors.

The robberies occurred in New Rochelle on Jan. 29, involving two victims; Pelham on Jan. 12, Jan. 31 and March 28; the Town of Mamaroneck on Jan. 17; and the Village of Mamaroneck and Harrison on Feb. 9.

Famby was arraigned on an indictment Nov. 19 and is next due in court on Feb. 13, 2013.

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