Pelham Manor Woman At Home During Afternoon Burglary Attempt

A Pelham Manor woman was terrified to find two thieves in her home Tuesday afternoon.


According to Pelham Manor police, a Manor Lane resident was at home when two men attempted a brazen afternoon burglary Tuesday afternoon. 

The woman was on the phone just after 3 p.m. Tuesday when she heard footsteps inside her house, on her staircase. Thinking her husband was home unexpectedly, she called out and went to offer him a greeting.

Instead the woman was terrified when she saw two strange men, both about 5'8 and in their mid to late 20s, making a fast retreat down the stairs and out her side door. 

Her neighbors had also noticed the suspicious characters. According to the police report, a witness saw one of the men turn the side door knob and smile at his accomplice when he discovered it was unlocked. The witness told her son about the men and he didn't think their description matched that of his neighbors. So when the two suspects bolted from the side door, he had already made his way over to check on his neighbor's house.

The neighbor confronted one of the suspects as he ran toward Pelhamdale Ave., who he described as possibly Hispanic with a stocky build and shaved head. The second suspect, who the homeowner described as possibly Hispanic with a short, crew cut hairstyle, retreated in the opposite direction when he saw the neighbor, running back past the homeowner toward Esplanade and dropping a bag of items taken from the house.

Police did not find either suspect and the investigation is open.

Donna January 12, 2013 at 05:23 PM
Mr. "Smithers," perhaps you are frusturated with something more on a personal level. I am a 20 year resident in the manor and I can only commend the police for an outstanding job, especially with dealing with transient residents and people that expect to have things handed to them on a silver platter. Both police departments in Pelham deserve more from you, rather than bashing them in the most irrelivant manor. God bless those men and women protecting our families. Maube you should rethink the strategy to what you base your own values on.
Shelly Boyle January 12, 2013 at 06:19 PM
Some people must have a lot of time on their hands to be able to spy on police all day. Police have to eat lunch also and am sure have a couple of breaks during the day like we all have.
David Smithers January 12, 2013 at 11:27 PM
"Donna" - You are a 20 year resident. Congrats. So am I. Where in the world do you get "dealing with transient residents and people that expect to have things handed to them on a silver platter." How presumptuous of you to assume I am a transient resident. Actually, it's quite ignorant of you. And "Shelly" - No one REALLY needs to spy on the police to see that they spend WAY too much time on the cell phone (just watch each time they pass us - they are on a personal cell phone), they spend way too much time talking to each-other at the end of the train station (we're not talking about spying; just talking about opening up your eyes while you walk from the train to a car or home), or tell me this: why aren't they patrolling more at night or giving out tickets to the people who don't live in Pelham but who fly through all of our stop signs each day? I support all emergency workers (police and fire) but they need to stop thinking this is a sleepy town and wake up. But good for you girls for sticking up for our town. Good for you.
Shelly Boyle January 13, 2013 at 05:42 AM
I am not standing up for all police or other workers. I have my complaints, believe me. But there are also good ones who do their job.


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