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Orangetown Police Warn of Vehicle Robberies

Orangetown Police are warning residents to be keep their car doors locked and avoid leaving valuables in their vehicles.

According to police, there have been a series of reports of property stolen from vehicles in Pearl River in the past week, primarily around Manor Blvd. and Lombardi Road. In each case, the vehicles were accessed through unlocked doors. 
JMom January 13, 2014 at 10:25 AM
This problem is much more widespread than just the 2 locations they have listed here. It is happening all over Pearl River. A group of parents have been discussing this on a Facebook post and over the past year, there have been no less than 15 incidents, however, not all of them have been reported to the police because in some cases people didn't realize they were broken into because they left the doors unlocked. The word on the street is that this could possibly be 2 white men, around 20 years of age who drive a dark colored Honda. They often sit and smoke a cigarette in the car they have broken into while they leisurely go through the car and take what they want (GPS, change in the coin holder, CDs, phone chargers, etc). They are opportunistic. They don't break in. They look for the cars with open doors in people's driveways, where you would think its safe to leave it unlocked. It has happened at night and also right in the middle of the day. If you seen anything that fits with this description, be sure to report it to the police. See something, say something.
Kevin Barry January 13, 2014 at 12:23 PM
My guess is that it has something to do with drug addiction and the prescription pill problem that is in Orangetown. Councilman Diviny touched on this in his reappointment speech.
John Davin February 09, 2014 at 06:32 PM
FYI these are not robberies but grand larceny's. A robbery occurs when physical force or a weapon is used to take property from another individual.

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