HARRISON, N.Y. — The Harrison Daily Voice is heading into the New Year by counting down, in no particular order, the Top 10 stories from 2012.
A Port Chester man was beaten and robbed by five teens Feb. 11. That led to the arrest of four Harrison youths and one from Rye on charges of first-degree robbery and first-degree gang assault, both felonies, on Feb. 14.
The 21-year-old victim was left unconscious on the sidewalk on Winfield Avenue after being beaten with clubs and sawed-off lacrosse sticks. He was lured to a poorly lit location and jumped when he got out of his car. The assailants stole $100 from him along with his cellphone, shoes and jewelry, police said.
He was taken to White Plains Hospital with multiple serious injuries, including bruises and cuts to his head.
Police said the beating occurred after the man talked to a teenage girl on Facebook. The teenage girl lost contact with the victim but left him with a phone number. Police said the number likely belonged to one of the arrested teenagers and was used to lure the man on the pretext of another woman interested in meeting him.
The victim initially was found by police who noticed a person having difficulty driving on Pleasant Ridge Road.
Though four of the five teenagers’ names were not released because of their age, police identified Prince Lee, 19, of Harrison as one of the suspects. Harrison was home to three of the other suspects as well: a 15-year-old girl, a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy. The fifth suspect was a 15-year-old girl from Rye.