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Train Station Robbery Suspect Assigned New Lawyer

New Rochelle resident Olivier Famby, 19, is accused of eight robberies across the Sound Shore region, including three in Pelham, police said.
New Rochelle resident Olivier Famby, 19, is accused of eight robberies across the Sound Shore region, including three in Pelham, police said. Photo Credit: Pelham Police Department

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The man charged with committing a string of eight armed robberies near Metro North stations was assigned a new lawyer after telling a judge in Westchester County court Thursday his previous one laughed at him.

Olivier Famby, 19, is charged with committing robberies in New Rochelle, Pelham, the Town and Village of Mamaroneck and Harrison in early 2012.

Thursday, the New Rochelle resident told Judge Lester Adler that his defense attorney, Harvey Loeb, was not representing him properly.

"Everytime we have a conversation I feel like he's laughing at me, like he doesn't take me seriously," Famby told the judge.

Adler granted the request and assigned the case to Kevin Griffin.

Famby is charged with eight counts of first-degree robbery and two counts of second-degree assault, all felonies; one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor; and one count of criminal possession of stolen property, the District Attorney’s Office said.

The robberies occurred in Pelham on Jan. 12, Jan. 31 and March 28; New Rochelle on Jan. 29, involving two victims; the Town of Mamaroneck on Jan. 17; and the villages of Mamaroneck and Harrison on Feb. 9.

Famby is due back in court Jan. 24.