Man Stops Car Theft Attempt on Boston Post Road, Aug. 7, 2012
The attempted theft of 1994 Toyota Camry from a car wash in Pelham Manor was thwarted after an employee jumped into the vehicle and fought the would-be thief off Sunday morning.
At about 4:40 a.m., Pelham Manor police received a call from an employee at the USA Car Wash located on 4391 Boston Post Road reporting that a man had attempted to steal a car.
The employee was washing the Camry when he exited the vehicle to grab a towel. When the employee left the vehicle, the suspect jumped into the driver’s seat and tried to take off. The employee managed to jump into the back seat of the vehicle just as the suspect drove off, and starting hitting the car thief.
The thief sped off onto Boston Post Road, but he lost control of the vehicle and crashed the car into a light pole located at the nearby Gulf gas station. The suspect got out of the car and ran toward the Fulton Avenue Bridge.
Police searched the area, but were unable to find the suspect. Police found a red cell phone on the passenger seat of the car, which they believe may belong to the suspect.
The suspect is described as a black man in his 40s, wearing dark pants and a dark shirt. The incident remains under investigation.
Storage Units Burglarized, July 29, 2012
Pelham Manor Police received a report that Public Storage, located on 925 Spring Road, that 24 storage units been broken into sometime between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. on July 29.
Three suspect allegedly entered the facility using a customers entrance code and fled the scene in a yellow van, with what appeared to be a black plastic bag covering the passenger side window.
Police were given video footage that was taken of the suspects from surveillance cameras.
Storage customers were contacted and told to check their units for any missing items.
Strong Armed Robbery On Peace Street, July, 27, 2012
A Pelham woman was robbed of a gold chain valued at $1,800 while walking on Peace Street, according to police.
The victim said she was walking north on Peace Street at about 7:15 p.m. when she was attacked from behind. The robber ripped the gold chain, which contained a cross shaped pendant, off the victim’s neck and knocked her to the ground.
The robber fled west on Jackson Avenue, toward Split Rock, according to the victim. Police searched the area, but were unable to find the robber.
The suspect is described as a white male, 20 to 25 years old, wearing black shorts and white tank top.
Police searched the area, but they were unable to locate the suspect.