Police from 5 departments at South Fifth Avenue and West Seventh Road in Mount Vernon after suspects in a Greenburgh Verizon Wi-fi retailer theft have been chased in a white Jeep alongside 4 parkways and ended up in Mount Vernon.
The 2 males accused of robbing a Verizon Wi-fi retailer at gunpoint final week robbed no less than three different Verizon shops in Westchester and Orange counties, federal prosecutors stated.
New York Metropolis residents Diabel Samb, 32, and Mamadou Ndao, 24, who have been arrested in reference to the Oct. 24 theft of a Greenburgh retailer and ensuing police chase, are accused of robbing a Tarrytown Verizon retailer on March three, a Thornwood Verizon store on April 26 and a Newburgh Verizon store on May 30, according to federal prosecutors.
They’re facing federal charges of one count of Hobbs Act robbery, conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery and using a firearm during a crime of violence.
“As alleged, Ndao and Samb endangered the lives of customers and store employees in a series of armed robberies,” Joon Kim, the acting US Attorney of the Southern District of New York, said in a statement. “Thanks to our law enforcement partners, the defendants are now in custody and will face justice in federal court.”
Diabel Samb, 32, of New York City was arrested on Oct. 24, 2017, and charged with robbing a Verizon Wireless store in Greenburgh. (Photo: Greenburgh Police Department)
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Samb and Ndao entered a Verizon Wireless store at 979 S. Central Ave. in the Edgemont section of Greenburgh around 11 a.m. on Oct. 24, forced the employees to the back of the store and stole numerous cellphones before driving off in a white Jeep Liberty, police said.
Police followed them onto the Bronx River Parkway, Cross County Parkway and Hutchinson River Parkway, where they got off at Sandford Boulevard and drove into the Bronx before heading into Mount Vernon, according to police.
The Jeep and a county police SUV crashed near the intersection of West Seventh Street and South Fifth Avenue in Mount Vernon. County police and Pelham police then took the men into custody after a short foot pursuit, Westchester police said.
Greenburgh police said Mount Vernon police, Yonkers police and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force also helped with the investigation.
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