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Man Punches Woman In Head, Steals Phone In Nyack, Police Say

Shavelle Griffin, 35
Shavelle Griffin, 35 Photo Credit: Orangetown Police

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- A Rockland man was charged with robbery and assault after punching a woman in the head and stealing her cellphone, Orangetown Police said,

Shavelle Griffin, 35, of Spring Valley was arrested around 12:35 a.m. Saturday, after he visited the woman inside her Village of Nyack home where the attack occurred, police said.

While in the home, Griffin reportedly punched the woman in the head and then grabbed her cellphone before fleeing the area.

Police later located Griffin on Main Street and arrested him. He was charged with felony robbery, felony criminal contempt, criminal mischief, and harassment.

He is being held at the Rockland County Jail.

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