James O’Sullivan, 36, of New City, has been arrested on charges of burglary, robbery and criminal possession of stolen property. Police accuse O’Sullivan of entering a residence on New Valley Road in New City on January 6, and going into the master bedroom where he ran into the homeowner, a 53-year-old female home alone.
Police say the homeowner confronted O’Sullivan, who in turn pushed her. O’Sullivan then allegedly ripped the victim’s jewelry from her neck and wrist and quickly left the scene. The homeowner sustained a minor injury, but declined transportation to the hospital.
O’Sullivan was located by police a short distance away as he was entering a taxi. He was arrested and transported to the Clarkstown Police headquarters.
The defendant was arraigned on charges of first degree burglary, second degree burglary, second degree robbery, third degree criminal possession of stolen property, all felonies, and possession of a hypodermic instrument (misdemeanor). O’Sullivan was remanded to the Rockland County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 bail and is due back in court on January 18.