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Greenburgh Stores Sold Alcohol to Minor, Cops Say

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Three stores in the Town of Greenburgh sold alcohol to an underage police agent without verifying the agent’s age, police said.

Greenburgh police’s drug and alcohol task force sent an underage agent Friday to 19 establishments in Greenburgh, Irvington and Tarrytown as part of an investigation of the sale of alcohol to minors, according to a press release from the Greenburgh Police Department.

While 16 establishments identified the agent to be a minor and refused to sell him alcoholic beverages, the three stores listed below sold alcohol to the agent without asking for any identification, police said.

- Walgreens, 870 Central Park Ave., Greenburgh. The clerk was identified as Jose A. Martins, 31.

- Hess Gas Station, 386 South Broadway, Tarrytown. The clerk was identified as Abdul Wahub, 19.

- Angelica’s Deli, 31 Main St., Tarrytown. The clerk was identified as Luis R. Chacha, 53.

The clerks were issued summonses under the Alcohol and Beverage Control law for selling alcohol to a person under the age of 21 and will have to appear in Greenburgh’s court later this month, according to the press release.

A manager at Walgreens said Wednesday morning that she wasn’t allowed to talk about the case.

Lt. Brian Ryan of the Greenburgh Police Department said the three establishments were also held accountable and the police referred them to the state Liquor Authority.

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