Greenburgh Police Charge Two In Credit Card Thefts

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From left, Tyrone Jackson and Nzinga Walker are charged with two felony counts after allegedly using stolen credit cards to buy cigarettes, Greenburgh police said. Photo Credit: Greenburgh Police Department

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — A Bronx pair were charged with felonies after they stole a woman's credit cards in Scarsdale and bought hundreds of dollars worth of cigarettes with the cards an hour later, Greenburgh police said.

Nzinga P. Walker and Tyrone Jackson were each charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony.

Walker and Jackson stole a purse from a woman while she was shopping Dec. 9 at ShopRite, 1001 S. Central Ave., then entered a Walgreens at 850 S. Central Ave. and bought five cartons of Newport cigarettes costing $520, police said.

Jackson has 79 prior arrests and 19 prior felony convictions, police said. Walker has seven prior arrests and one misdemeanor conviction. The two were held at the Westchester County Jail, where they also received outstanding charges from other jurisdictions.

The woman's stolen purse contained two credit cards, $5 in cash and a check for $2,500 that was not cashed, police said. Each defendant made separate purchases for cigarettes — Jackson bought three cartons and Walker bought two, police added.

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Greenburghmomof2:

Wow! Cigarettes are now $104 per carton??

halmarc45:

Apart from the unintended pun of the title, when are readers going to see a story about the Greenburgh Police apprehending someone responsible for the theft of 19 laptops from the Theodore Young Community Center last July -- a crime which eluded video surveillance and probably would never have been reported but for the need to file an insurance claim.
What the Police stats don't show is that if you're a homegrown perp, your chances of being arrested are slim.
Advice to out-of-towners: "borrow" a car with local plates.

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