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Westchester Burglars Sentenced

From Jan. 22, 2018, through Feb. 21, 2018, Rosa burglarized multiple homes in Mount Pleasant, Eastchester, New Rochelle and Scarsdale. Williams was involved with Rosa in burglaries in New Rochelle and Mount Pleasant.

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Christian Rosa of Valhalla and Damien Williams of White Plains were sentenced June 13 and June 14, 2019, respectively, for a series of burglaries throughout the county in early 2018.

Rosa was sentenced to the following, to which he pleaded guilty: on six counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, class C felonies – 14 years in state prison on each count to run concurrently.

Williams pleaded guilty to two counts of Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree, class D felonies, and will serve two 1-year terms in County Jail to run consecutively.   

A third defendant, Vincent Cuccurullo of White Plains pleaded guilty Sept. 17, 2018, in Westchester County Court to Burglary in the Second Degree for a burglary of a home in Scarsdale which he committed with Rosa. He was sentenced in October to nine years in state prison.

Background
From Jan. 22, 2018, through Feb. 21, 2018, Rosa burglarized multiple homes in Mount Pleasant, Eastchester, New Rochelle and Scarsdale. Williams was involved with Rosa in burglaries in New Rochelle and Mount Pleasant.

The indictment was the result of a joint investigation among the District Attorney’s Office and police departments from Greenburgh, Mount Pleasant, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, City of Rye, Eastchester and White Plains, which worked together to investigate and arrest these defendants. Rosa and Williams committed burglaries of homes throughout Westchester during the day while the homeowners were out of the house. They forced entry into the homes and stole numerous items including jewelry, coins and credit cards.

They were arrested Feb. 21, 2018.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Laura Murphy, Chief of the Career Criminal Bureau, and Joseph DiBenedetto, Deputy Chief of the Patterned Crime Unit of the Investigations Division Organized Crime and Criminal Enterprise Bureau.

If you, or anyone you know, has information about potential crimes related to this defendant, you or they are encouraged to come forward and notify local police.

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