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Greenburgh Stores Report Thefts During Holiday Shopping

Greenburgh police said there were several reports of thefts over the weekend as shoppers flocked to the stores after the holiday.
Greenburgh police said there were several reports of thefts over the weekend as shoppers flocked to the stores after the holiday. Photo Credit: File/Samantha Kramer

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Several local stores reported thefts and attempted larceny to Greenburgh police over the holiday shopping weekend.

On Sunday, Greenburgh police arrested three people accused of attempting to steal $2,000 worth of purses, handbags and wallets from Loehmann's department store, 29 Tarrytown Road in Greenburgh. A Loehmann's employee called police around 7:45 p.m. after watching on a real-time security camera as the a man stole the bags .

Karl Davis, 48, of Yonkers, was charged with petit larceny and possession of burglar's tools, both misdemeanors, police said.

According to police reports, the suspect wrapped the bags' electronic security devices in aluminum foil and concealed them in his jackets and pants before leaving the store. The employee called police and left the store to stop Davis as he walked away on Fulton Street, police said.

Further investigation revealed that Davis operated with two other suspects: Lisa Smith, 49, and Michael Coleman, 41, both from Yonkers. Both have been arrested on larceny charges.

Also on Sunday, a employee of Staples, 855 S. Central Ave. in Scarsdale, observed three men attempting to take various items including batteries and headphones at 4:30 p.m., police said. When the men realized they were being watched, they dropped the merchandise and left the store.

The manager told police he saw the men leave in a 2004 blue Honda Civic. Police did not find the suspects after searching the area.

On Black Friday, police responded to a call at 8 p.m. at Kmart, 399 Tarrytown Road in Greenburgh, that a woman had attempted to steal $200 worth of clothing, a USB key and a cordless phone from the store. Police said Dawn Hayes, 41, was stopped at the store's exit and employees found the items in a black and white paper shopping bag. Hayes is being charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

The following incidents were also reported by Greenburgh police:

Grand Larceny: Police are in search of a suspect charged with grand larceny, a felony, and auto-stripping, a misdemeanor, after receiving a call Tuesday morning at 8:30 that a Hartsdale man's car keys were stolen from his car. The man told police his car was parked in a garage on East Hartsdale Avenue, and after police searched the garage, found that a red BMW in the garage was missing all four tires. Police also received a report that another vehicle in the parking garage had a broken window.

Driving While Intoxicated: Police arrested a 30-year-old Stamford man on Dobbs Ferry Road on Nov. 23 when the man failed standard sobriety tests after being pulled over.

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