Man faces robbery, assault charges after trash can beating

A man is being charged with bashing another man in the head with a garbage can during a robbery at the White Plains Metro-North station.

According to police, Robert France, of Mount Vernon, attacked a man in the early hours of April 12. He is being accused of swiping the victim's cell phone and then hitting him with a trash can. The victim suffered a broken leg and cuts to his left hand.

Police arrested France right after the incident, but was just formally charged with robbery and assault.

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