White Plains man to spend 12 years in state prison for stabbing during robbery attack

White Plains man to spend 12 years in state prison for stabbing during robbery attack

A White Plains man has been sentenced to prison for stabbing a man in the chest during a robbery attack in 2020

This was disclosed by Westchester County District Attorney, Miriam E. Rocah, in a statement on Wednesday April 27, 2022.

"Prince Rogers, 51, was sentenced on April 22, 2022, to 12 years in state prison, with five years of post-release supervision," the statement reads.

According to the statement, a jury convicted Rogers after trial of Robbery in the First Degree, two counts of Assault in the Second Degree, Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, all felonies.

"On Nov. 18, 2020, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Rogers and the victim were sitting in the victim’s parked car on Tarrytown Road in Greenburgh when the defendant stabbed the victim in the chest with a knife. 

"The defendant forcibly stole the victim’s money, cell phone and car, and fled the scene. The victim was then transported to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, where he was treated for his injuries," the statement says. 

"Greenburgh Police arrested Rogers at his residence following an investigation, with assistance from the White Plains Police Department and the FBI’s Westchester Safe Streets Task Force. 

"The case was before Judge Robert Neary in Westchester County Court, and was prosecuted by the Trials and Investigations Division," it concludes.