OSSINING, N.Y. – Two robbers reportedly beat a man with baseball bats and took the man’s cell phone Sunday evening on North Highland Avenue in Ossining, police said.
Village of Ossining Police said they responded to Denny Street at about 8 p.m. Sunday night and located a man who told them he had been robbed of his cell phone while in his car in a parking lot at 66 N. Highland Ave. The man told police two men had ordered him out of his car.
“The men then hit him with bats while going through his pockets and taking a cell phone,” according to a news release from the Village of Ossining Police Department. Police said the man had a head injury and was transported to the Westchester Medical Center for treatment.
The man sustained what is believed to be non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
At about 11 p.m. Sunday, Ossining Police officers tracked the victim’s cell phone to a location in Port Chester, according to the release.
Officers said they located the cell phone in a red Nissan Maxima after stopping the driver, who identified himself as Faustino Lopez of Queens. Police arrested Lopez but discovered through a fingerprint check that he had been previously arrested as Adolpho Hernandez, 25.
Hernandez was charged with false personation, a class B misdemeanor; and later released to the Port Chester Police Department for further charges, police said.