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Pelham PD Arrest Possible Train Robberies Suspect

PELHAM, N.Y. – The Pelham Police Department arrested 23-year-old Kyle Taylor on Wednesday night and are looking into whether he is connected to the two January armed robberies that occurred by the Metro-North train station.

“Not sure just yet, but we’re looking into the possibility,” said Detective Rick Deere of the Pelham Police Department. “There are other things we’re doing to see if he’s associated with our robberies.”

The Mount Vernon and New Rochelle resident was in a 1993 black Honda Civic and was pulled over on Lincoln Avenue at 10:45 p.m. by police because of vehicle and traffic violations. Two other people were in the car, but after an investigation, they were released without any charges, police said.

“While the officer was talking to the driver, he realized the vehicle matched the description of a menacing from New Rochelle the prior night,” Deere said. “One of the occupants appeared to be acting very suspiciously.”

After a computer check by the officers, “it was discovered that one of the occupants had an active warrant out of Yonkers for robbery,” according to Deere.

The officers removed Taylor from the vehicle and he shoved two of them. He ran away, but the officers were able to arrest him after a short foot pursuit in the backyard of a resident’s home on Second Avenue, police said.

After the arrest, officers searched the area to see if he had thrown anything from his pockets, but came up with negative results. However, on Thursday morning, the officers checked the area again and a “nine millimeter Beretta was located,” according to Deere.

“That gun is being processed for DNA and will be examined by ballistics,” Deere said.

Deere added that Taylor is a thin black male and that he is possibly a little shorter than the height description of the robber in Harrison.

Taylor is currently being held by the Yonkers Police Department because of the warrant for his armed robbery there.

According to published reports, Taylor has been arrested and has served jail time in the past.

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