Newburgh teen arrested on robbery charges
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- A City of Newburgh teen has been arrested after police say he robbed two women.
Police say they responded to a report of a robbery Friday morning on Broadway and Mill Street. According to police, the 40-year-old victim said the suspect grabbed her hair, pulled off her necklace and then smacked her face before running away.
Police say the suspect’s description was then broadcasted over the radio. That is when an officer in New Windsor noticed a man with that description inside Tite's Jewelers in New Windsor.
Police say the victim identified the man in the store as the one who robbed her.
Lamar Bennerman, 19, was arrested and also found to be connected to another robbery that occurred on South William Street on May 30th.
Police say the City of Newburgh Police Detective Division is now continuing their investigation into other robberies that may have involved Bennerman.