Neighbors make citizen's arrest in Pelham robbery

NYPD officers make dozens of arrests each day, but civilians are being credited with making a collar in a Pelham robbery. Neighbors in a Pelham apartment building made a citizen's arrest last night after

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Dec 9, 2011, 12:48 AM

Updated 4,556 days ago

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Neighbors make citizen's arrest in Pelham robbery
NYPD officers make dozens of arrests each day, but civilians are being credited with making a collar in a Pelham robbery. Neighbors in a Pelham apartment building made a citizen's arrest last night after a suspect allegedly tried to assault and rob a teen. People living on the second floor of the building say they ran to help after hearing a woman's screams. Witnesses say the man was pretending to be a police officer when he started trying to beat the 16-year-old girl and force his way into her family's apartment. A group of neighbors say they tackled the suspect and pinned him up against a wall for 20 minutes until police arrived on the scene.A second suspect managed to escape, officials say.


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