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3 Harrison Men Charged in White Plains Robbery

Police are still looking for two other men they believe were involved in the robbery, which took place early Thursday.

Three Harrison teenagers face felony charges after police say they beat and robbed a Port Chester cab driver on Westmoreland Avenue in White Plains Thursday morning.

Kevin Dolye, 18, of 4750 Halstead Ave., Harrison, Salvatore Defonce, 18, of 109 Halstead Ave., Harrison, and Domenick Ricotta, 19, of Rolling Hills Lane, Harrison, face charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery and fourth-degree conspiracy, all felonies.

Police were tipped off by an off-duty volunteer firefighter from New York City who saw three males running through a White Plains park at about 7:48 a.m. The firefighter reported the three males jumped into a 1999 Mitsubishi Convertible occupied by two other males and drove off at a high rate of speed. The firefighter also told police he spotted a male who appeared to be the victim of an assault on Westmoreland Ave.

The firefighter followed the Mitsubishi into Scarsdale, where the vehicle stopped near the corner of Walworth Ave. and Claremont Rd, police say. Two men left the vehicle and ran, just before police arrived, according to a police statement.

Doyle, Defonce and Ricotta remained in the vehicle and were arrested when police arrived moments later. All three were taken into police custody and charged. Two other men in the vehicle ran before police arrived, police say.

Police found the victim, a 34-year-old male, on Westmoreland Avenue in White Plains. He was treated at an area hospital for a broken nose and swollen and bruised eyes, police say. He was later released.

The motive for the robbery is still under investigation, police say.

Police are they believe were in the vehicle. Both are described as black teenagers, one is between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, with unkept hair and a black hooded sweatshirt; the other is between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-11, 190 pounds, with short cropped hair, wearing pajama style checkered pants and a white T-shirt, police say.

Anyone with more information is urged to call White Plains police department detectives at 914-422-6223.

Constitutionalist Mom August 31, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Oh please put away the religious rhetoric and babble..... No one is without sin. We all sin. Taking the lord's name in vain, lying, or cheating is a sin. Robbing and assaulting someone who is trying to make a living is not only a sin but it is a FELONY in the REAL WORLD! It’s called SELF-RESPONSIBILITY having the maturity to know the difference between right and wrong. There is NO GREY AREA in this article. These young men should have known better. Obviously none of them did, which is a direct results from their parents lack of parenting! Own up to one’s responsibilities, sins and mistakes. Why is it so difficult to treat our fellow citizens with respect, common courtesy and decency nowadays??
TTH September 01, 2012 at 01:18 AM
FYI Jess, there's an e in business not a u. I rest my case!
Reality Check September 02, 2012 at 01:34 PM
If if these "CHILDREN" are so innocent, sweet and amazing why dont they do the right thing and give up the names of the two other 'CHILDREN' that ran off?
Believe September 05, 2012 at 01:16 PM
To all those who are stating what "sweet boys" and can not believe that these three kids truly did not do it is absolutely absurd to me. You then TRULY do not personally know them maybe we do not have all the facts but I have no doubt in my mind that they did this for Drug money and for the simple "Fun" they got out of it. I know all three and it is no surprise to me they may seem like well behave kids in front of there parents and family just like any kid might behave but they are a completely different kids when not in the view of there parents. They know they have money, they know they have it better then other and they use that to their advantage. They aren't afraid of what might happen to them because they know that they have the money to get out of it because mommy and daddy still believe that they are sweet children they are old enough to know what they are doing and they were not with the wrong people they are the wrong people. They should own up to their actions and i hope they do but i know that most likely they will get off with so doing community service and probation sickening.
Jess September 05, 2012 at 06:32 PM
wow that was a good one must have been too high i couldnt spell!!! Yes please Rest your case hide behind your fake name because you dont know what your talking about dont talk about me and if you have an issue come talk to me anytime

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