Headlines: Brinks Robbery memorial, Cortlandt burglary, armed robbery in Peekskill

Here are some of the stories making headlines in the Hudson Valley.

News 12 Staff

Oct 21, 2020, 11:34 AM

Updated 1,368 days ago

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Here are some of the stories making headlines in the Hudson Valley.
Local first responders and family of the victims of the 1981 Brinks robbery came together in solidarity for the 39th anniversary Tuesday. A tribute around the Nyack Mountainview Avenue memorial took place to honor the three men who lost their lives that day. Sgt. Edward O’Grady was killed by robbers as they stole $1.6 million from the armored car outside of the Nanuet National Bank. Officer Waverly Brown and Brinks guard Peter Paige were killed about an hour later at a Thruway roadblock. "We've all experienced loss in our lives, but the sudden tragic murder of two people that you work with was a monumental event,” says retired South Nyack Grand View Chief Brent Newbury. “The men who wore the same uniforms, drove the same cars, that you worked at a street fair with a week before."
A man is wanted for burglarizing a business in the Town Of Cortlandt. Police say the break-in happened on Oct. 3 on Crompond Road. Officials say he also took a car, but it was recovered shortly after. Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call police at (914) 737-7171
Police say a Peekskill gas station was robbed by an armed suspect overnight. Officials say it happened around 2:15 a.m. today at the Sunoco gas station and convenience store on Washington Street. An unknown about of cash was taken from the register. The suspect then left the scene on foot. There is no word if anyone was hurt or if an arrest has been made.


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