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Teens Charged in Knifepoint Robbery at Peekskill Train Station

Teens from Peekskill and Mahopac have been charged with felony robbery.

The following was provided by the Peekskill Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction. 

Peekskill police arrested three teens for the knifepoint robbery of a New York City man who was sitting at on Aug. 3 at 1:40 a.m. 

The suspects, a 16-year-old Mahopac boy and two 15-year-old Peekskill boys, took a bag containing personal belongings from the victim and fled the scene, police said.  

Det. Marcos Martinez investigated and located the teens at a residence in Mohegan Lake. The bag and its contents were all recovered and the suspects were taken into custody without incident. The two Peekskill boys were remanded to the Woodfield Cottages in Valhalla and the 16-year-old Mahopac boy, Damon Chanofsky, was remanded to the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla.

Chanofsky and the two 15-year-old Peekskill residents, unidentified by police, were charged with first-degree robbery, a felony.

This is the second alleged knifepoint robbery committed by Peekskill teens in one week. Peekskill police reported that 18-year-old Peekskill boy in connection to two knifepoint robberies in the Washington Street area on July 28. 

leesther brown August 07, 2012 at 06:18 PM
And they should have their pictures front page as well!
hunter for life August 07, 2012 at 08:15 PM
What s wrong with Kids today ? makes me laugh because people from surronding areas always say how bad it is here in , but you have a Brat from Mahopac , committing a crime here in Peekskill !!!! Peekskill s far from Perfect , but we are no different then mahopac Yorktown and ETC . just our crime is platters all ovre the papers not shoved in a closet and hushed !!!!
Dee August 08, 2012 at 12:30 AM
they are minors
hunter for life August 08, 2012 at 12:54 AM
I have to agree with LB . Yes their pictures should be in the paper . Minors or adult , If you are dumb enough to commit a Crime then you deserve to have your face plastered all over the papers .
leesther brown August 08, 2012 at 01:36 AM
@Dee Youth Offender Status is up to 21,and the Patch Printed the name of the 16yr old and not so long ago a minor was arrested for discharging a firearm and they printed his picture shirtless...#what'sgooforthegooseisgoodforthegander...
brenda22 August 08, 2012 at 06:17 AM
I think we know why these "thugs" picture is not displayed.....it says a lot and so clearly too. you know its funny when young people of color commit crimes they are thugs, threat, perpetrator etc. They are identified as anything but teens but when the they are not of color they are teens....see the double standard
Angel125 August 08, 2012 at 11:23 AM
can there EVER be a conversation without color being brought into it???
Concerned mom August 10, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Do NOT make this a racial issue please. Thugs come in all shapes sizes and colors. They are minors and that's why their pictures weren't posted.
Worried about society August 10, 2012 at 08:27 PM
brenda22 - you are ridiculous! You have no idea what race these children are clearly. As far as the people that would like to post their pictures, Im assuming you dont have children - or have never made a mistake??? These children did something stupid, and careless and immature - but they are still KIDS. I would like to think that people have a little hope in taking care of our children and not just tying them to a stake and throwing rocks at them! And as far as the "Mahopac brat" making a bad name for peekskill.... that's a joke right?? Don't blame other people and towns and "police cover ups" for your issues.... Its amazing how quick people are to place such harsh judgement on a child they know NOTHING about! Where is the concern for our youth ??? Does ANYONE care anymore???
leesther brown August 10, 2012 at 09:53 PM
They published the 16yr olds name and he went down county he is being treated as an adult....the other two to woodfield which indicates that they have been afforded YO status......
leesther brown August 10, 2012 at 09:58 PM
I have a son,and raised 3 girls...I'm sure they've made mistakes that I don't know about and they are Lucky... I've made plenty..But the Patch is quick to post pictures of offenders of color and that's real!...And if they will hold a knife on someone to take what is not theirs is a problem no matter the color.....
boss damon animal February 04, 2013 at 11:58 PM
And this is Tht "mahopac brat " I'm not even from there and who ever said Tht can suck my d*ck .....and thank.u worried bout society ..

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