Bench Warrant Issued for Notorious New Rochelle Panhandler Who Robbed 87-Year Old Man in Broad Daylight

Written By: Robert Cox

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Surprising precisely no one, Edward Conklin, better known as the Notorious New Rochelle Panhandler, was a no-show at his arraignment this morning at New Rochelle City Court.

Conklin committed a strong-arm robbery, captured on CCTV surveillance video obtained by Talk of the Sound. The robbery took place in broad daylight on Tuesday August 11th. The CCTV video is time-stamped 3:24 p.m.

Conklin was to be arraigned on a host of City Code violations, mostly panhandling, along with Robbery in the Third Degree for the August 11 incident and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance – 7th.

Following his arrest on the Robbery – Third Change, Conklin was Released on his Own Recognizance.

A Legal Aid attorney assigned to Conklin requested time for a Legal Aid investigator to locate Conklin.

Judge Rice signed the Bench Warrant but agreed to stay the warrant until 11:45 a.m. on August 31 at which point Conklin would be subject to arrest.

Conklin’s 2020 Rap Sheet in New Rochelle:

    Panhandling February 06, 2020 10:45 PM
    Panhandling February 13, 2020 11:55 PM
    Panhandling March 10, 2020 12:00 AM
    Leaf Blower March 17, 2020 09:15 PM
    Leaf Blower April 09, 2020 07:15 PM
    Panhandling May 20, 2020 12:00 AM
    Panhandling May 20, 2020 12:00 AM
    Panhandling May 20, 2020 08:30 PM
    Panhandling May 28, 2020 04:25 PM
    Robbery-3rd August 11, 2020 12:00 AM
    Crim Poss Contrl Subst-7th August 12, 2020 10:04 PM


    Notorious New Rochelle Panhandler Robs 87-Year Old Man in Broad Daylight

    9 thoughts on “Bench Warrant Issued for Notorious New Rochelle Panhandler Who Robbed 87-Year Old Man in Broad Daylight”

    1. @Sam Axe…HaHa! You’re absolutely correct. Seeing what I’ve seen and experienced, there’s no doubt in my mind that most (if not all) politicians AND police departments across the country/world are indeed unjust, illegitimate, and most definitely, corrupt! The NRPD is no different, trust me. There may be a few good police officers out there, but the majority, from the top brass down, I have no trust in, whatsoever! I have absolutely no tolerance for injustice, and it sickens me to witness it over and over again by our local P.D. Anytime you want to pick my brain about it, by all means, don’t hesitate to inquire. I’d love someone to vent to about my concerns, and injustices that have personally affected me directly. Especially one, related to this Eddie Conklin, who physically attacked me on the street, at night. When I called the police directly thereafter, and told them of the incident and that I knew where he went, they told me there was nothing they could do because they weren’t there to witness it!! I’m sorry, WHAT?!?! One among many injustices!

    2. Your assessment of the case proves the system is illegitimate and unjust so don’t be surprised this coming election when there’s no participation from the people whose vote ALWAYS swings elections one way or the other.

    3. Well, no kidding. Problem is, he keeps getting arrested for the same offenses time and time again, and they let him walk on ROR. THEN, he’s back out the same day doing the same shit and he never shows up to court appearances on these charges. Doesn’t make any sense. Ridiculous!

    4. Well no kidding. Problem is, he’s been arrested numerous times for the same offenses and every time, he walks. Ridiculous.

      1. Yeah, he ain’t comin’ back to New Ro. He never showed up for his court hearing on the assault/robbery charge. There’s a warrant out on him now. He knows his goose is cooked over here! Let another municipality deal with him now. NRPD had him, but per usual, let him walk. SMH. 🤔👎

    5. what about the rest that pan handle why all his panhandling charges at night he is out there all day

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