HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – An 80-year-old Irvington woman reported that her wallet was stolen around 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, while she shopped at the Food Emporium on Main Street. The woman told police she was in the produce section of the store when a man approached her and asked about strawberries, and while they were talking, someone took her wallet.
The woman said a white female around 5-foot-2 wearing all gray clothing and glasses was the likely pickpocket, police said. The wallet contained $50 and several credit cards. One credit card has since been charged $600 at a Walgreens in Yonkers and another was charged $200 at a CVS in Yonkers.
The following items also were reported by Hastings police:
Credit Card Fraud: A 66-year-old Hastings man reported two fraudulent charges on his Citibank Visa card that happened between Oct. 4 and Oct. 15. One charge for $347 and another for $950 were made at a Best Buy store, police said, and both items were returned.
Stolen Plants: A 50-year-old Hastings resident reported that four plants were taken from his driveway on South Drive between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Oct. 15. The plants are valued at $50.
Car Damaged: A Hastings resident reported that his car was damaged while parked in the Boulanger parking lot between 4:10 and 4:24 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. There were no witnesses.
Shoplifting: A manager at the Food Emporium on Main Street called police around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, to report that a woman had left the store without paying for the items in her cart. The manager said security tapes showed that she had not paid. The video was turned over for further investigation.
Mistaken Identity: A resident called police around 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, to report a large, dead animal in her backyard on Harvard Lane. She told police she couldn’t tell what type of animal it was. Police found that the object was a large pile of leaves and not an animal.