New Rochelle Man Arrested Following Double Assault of Delivery Driver, Two Others

Written By: Robert Cox

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Larry Lopez, 29 years of age, of New Rochelle, NY, was arrested by New Rochelle Police and charged with Robbery 2nd Degree, a felony, Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, a felony, Assault 3rd Degree, a misdemeanor, and Menacing 2nd degree, a misdemeanor.

Lopez is alleged to have been involved in three different incidents prior to his arrest.

On October 11th, 2021, at about 9:30 a.m., New Rochelle Police responded to the intersection of Drake Avenue and John Street on a report of a robbery. Responding Officers met with the victim, a delivery driver, who said he was menaced with a knife, assaulted and robbed of a neck chain, by a male Hispanic suspect who had already fled the scene.

Later that day at about 12:40 p.m., the victim returned to the location to get his truck and the same suspect accosted him and punched him in the face. Another person, unrelated to the event, attempted to intervene and help the victim, but was also assaulted by the suspect, who again fled prior to police arrival.

Early the next morning, on October 12th, the same suspect was back in the same area and made threats to another person. Police were called again but the suspect had already fled the scene.

Upon arrival, the police were notified that the suspect fled into a nearby residence. A perimeter was set up and members of the New Rochelle Police Critical Incident Unit responded to assist. While attempting to make contact with the suspect, he attempted to flee out of a basement window, but was quickly apprehended by New Rochelle Police without injury to himself or the officers.

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