New Rochelle Man Indicted for Armed Robberies

Olivier Famby was arraigned on a 12-count indictment Monday.

A New Rochelle faces multiple charges for armed robberies in lower Westchester County.

District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced Monday that Olivier Famby, 20, of Dewitt Place in New Rochelle, was charged with the following:

  • Eight counts, first-degree robbery, class "B" felonies
  • Two counts, second-degree assault, class "D" felonies
  • Fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, class "A" misdemeanor
  • Criminal possession of stolen property, class "A" misdemeanor

Famby was arrested April 27 in the vicinity of 116 Corlies Pl. by Pelham police.

The officer approached an illegally parked vehicle in which Famby was sitting, reclining in the front seat. According to the officer, Famby was dressed in all black clothing and fit the description of an individual wanted in the area for a number of robberies.

Allegedly there was a .32 calber handgun and black gloves on the driver's side floor board. 

The officer said Famby was giving inconsistent stories for why he was in the area. Backup was called and he was handcuffed without incident.

A warrant was obtained for the vehicle, and police allegedly recovered property thought to be from area robberies. The gun had been reported stolen out of Pennsylvania in 2011.

Famby was charged in connection with the following first-degree robberies:

  • Pelham, Jan. 12
  • New Rochelle, Jan. 29, two victims
  • Pelham, Jan. 31
  • Harrison, Feb. 9
  • Pelham, March 28

Famby is being held without bail. He faces a maximum of 25 years in state prison on each robbery count.

His next court date is Dec. 6.


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