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Police Team up With MTA to Nab Theft Suspect

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – Police teamed up with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Hastings officers to catch a suspected sunglasses thief last week.

Aaren Burgos, a 20-year-old male resident of Children's Village, was arrested by police and charged with petit larceny Friday after police said he stole several pairs of sunglasses from Raymond Opticians on Ashford Avenue. Police said a female employee saw Burgos attempting to steal several pairs of sunglasses just after 10 a.m. and then witnessed him walk out and get picked up by a vehicle.

Police tracked him to the Dobbs Ferry train station, but had just missed the train.  Police alerted the MTA and the Hastings police and had the train stopped in Hastings, where officers then located Burgos with three pairs of sunglasses on him.  Burgos had dropped one pair when leaving the store at some point, police said, and the total value of the four pairs was $1,000.  Burgos was released without bail and is due to appear in court for the petit larceny charge.

Also in the police blotter:

Police said an 18 year-old-male resident of Dobbs Ferry was the victim of a robbery when three males wearing hoodies approached him on Saturday night. Police said the victim was walking south on Broadway when the three males approached him, one bear-hugged him while another took his iPod and the three ran off.  The victim followed the three men before calling police, who were unable to locate the suspects. The iPod is valued at $210, including its case according to police.

Police said a 27-year-old Dobbs Ferry woman had her 2008 Audi broken into Saturday night when it was parked on Livingstone Avenue.  Police said the passenger side window was shattered and a pocketbook inside of it was stolen along with three American Express gift cards, a ring and $200 in cash. The combined value was estimated at $1,175.

An official case has been opened after several houses on Lefurgy Avenue were egged over the past couple of months, police said.  Police said four homeowners have complained of their house or car being egged from Nov. 20 to Dec. 15.  One homeowner reported damaged to the side of her house in the form of staining to the panels after several incidents.

The gazebo down at the waterfront had 20 wooden slots removed and strewn about in the area last week, police said. The damage was discovered on the morning of Jan. 3.  Police said it was an estimated $100 in damage.

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