Fruit Bandit Strikes Again: Multiple Cars Damaged By Fruit In New Rochelle


Image fruitNEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Fruit Bandit has struck again.

Early Sunday morning, New Rochelle Police discovered a number of cars damaged by fruit along Pelham Road, Leland Avenue and Weyman Avenue. Some cars had the rear windows broken, taillight broken or the side view mirrors taken off by pumpkins and other kinds of fruit.

This is the second time in the last week that the so-called Fruit Bandit has struck.

Many cars were damaged last week in the area of Locust Avenue and Pelham Road. New Rochelle police were still searching for more cars in the areas as of 6:00 a.m.

Police have no suspects.

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UPDATE: We gave the culprit in this case the nickname, the "Fruit Bandit". It appears to have stuck. Media outlets throughout the area have picked up the story and used the "Fruit Bandit" moniker. Even cops are using the term "Fruit Bandit". Heh!

WABC-7: Fruit bandit on the loose in Westchester County

WCBS-2: Search On For Drive-By Fruit-Throwing Vandal Who Damaged Cars In New Rochelle

Scott parks his car in the area where the Fruit Bandit struck, and said: “I hope nothing happens to it. That would not be good.”

News12: Fruit throwers vandalize New Rochelle cars

New York Newsday: New Rochelle 'fruit bandit' damages 9 cars, cops say

The "fruit bandit" has struck again, New Rochelle police tell News12. New York town baffled by fruit-throwing vandal who has damaged over a dozen cars

Journal News: New Rochelle police: Eight cars damaged by vandals wielding fruit, eggs

Search On For Drive-By Fruit-Throwing Vandal Who Damaged Cars In New Rochelle

CBS 880/1010WINS:

Scott lives on Neptune Avenue in New Rochelle, and he was not happy to learn about what some are calling the Fruit Bandit.

Listen here.

Drudge FruitBandit 455

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