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Greenburgh Police Charge 3 with Stealing Perfume

GREENBURGH, N. Y. – The lure of a sweet scent apparently was too much to resist.

Greenburgh police said they nabbed a trio of would-be cologne and perfume thieves at a Tarrytown Road Loehmann’s last week in two separate incidents.

The first alleged culprit, Francis Brooks, 52, of Elmsford, was charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor, March 19.

Police said store security watched as Brooks allegedly hid a bottle of Bvlgari spray cologne, valued at $50, under his coat and walked out of the store. Police caught up with Brooks walking along Central Avenue a short time later where he was identified by a Lohemann’s employee, police said.

Two days later, police charged a pair of Mount Vernon residents, Navarroe Crossman, 19, Aretha Brown, 31, with identical counts of petit larceny.

Crossman and Brown allegedly stole a bottle of Lacoste Challenge perfume, Kenneth Cole Black EDP for her, Dolce and Gabana Light Blue, police said. Together, the three bottles were valued at more than $150, police said.

The following items also were reported by Greenburgh police:

Criminal Trespass and Marijuana possession: Police charged Ricardo Laing of White Plains with third-degree criminal trespass, a misdemeanor, and possession of marijuana, a violation, after stopping him while walking through a Greenburgh Housing Authority parking lot at about 6:40 p.m. March 22.

Unlicensed Operation: Police charged Tashi Francis of Spring Valley with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and operation a motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver and making an illegal signal, both violations, after a traffic stop on Tarrytown Road at 1:49 p.m. March 25.

Public Intoxication: Police charged Samuel Rogers of Sleepy Hollow with public appearance under the influence of narcotics or drugs, a violation, around 8:20 p.m. March 20. Police said they found Rogers lying on his back in a Tarrytown Road parking lot, conscious but unresponsive and in a catatonic-like condition. Rogers allegedly admitted to White Plains Hospital emergency room staff he had smoked “dust,” or PCP, 10 minutes prior to police finding him, police said. Rogers was issued an appearance ticket for Greenburgh Town Court.

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