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Thief Lifts Engagement Ring, Beauty Supplies from Car

Auto larcenies continue in Pelham Manor

 

A Pelham Manor woman insisted both of the cars at her Francis St. residence were locked, but thieves still managed to enter them without leaving a scratch. 

The woman told police that thieves made off with an engagement ring worth $5,000 as well as beauty supplies and equipment worth $1,000, college textbooks worth $1,000, designer sunglasses and watches worth $1,300 and an iPod touch worth $300 last Friday from both cars.

Jennifer February 01, 2013 at 08:20 PM
Excuse me, but making a theft victim sound like a liar with your choice of words is bad journalism. Come on.
joan Porcell February 01, 2013 at 11:30 PM
Why wasn't she wearing her engagement ring??? Who leaves their engagement ring in a car? Seems like a lot of stuff to leave in your cars!!! As Judge Judy says...."If it doesn't make sense, it probably isn't true!!! Just saying..
Renea Henry (Editor) February 02, 2013 at 01:14 PM
There was no intent to insinuate police aren't taking the victim or this case seriously. Auto larcenies are a serious problem in Pelham and Pelham Manor.
Rich S. February 02, 2013 at 03:40 PM
That's a lot of valuable stuff to leave in a car or two cars as the case appears to be. No one but this one victim got robbed? Someone had to have specifically targeted her to get so much stuff to not bother hitting any other cars along that stretch.
Reg February 02, 2013 at 06:05 PM
Reg I don't believe this story for a second!
A Reader February 02, 2013 at 09:51 PM
In Pelham Manor, theft from an unlocked car is a very common crime (every week, it seems). That's probably why it was noted that these cars were said to be locked - because it would make it an unusual crime in this area. Police periodically plead with residents to lock their cars. It doesn't seem to be working yet.
Shelly Boyle February 04, 2013 at 04:45 AM
Anything valuable should not be left in a car! ! You are asking to be robbed if you don't use some common sense today.
Cynthia February 04, 2013 at 01:08 PM
Sounds like insurance fraud
Laura February 08, 2013 at 08:25 PM
Well I just read this article for the first time and am sorry to report that it was my house, my driveway, my two daughter's cars. First of all shame on you Renea Henry for implying that we are lieing (thank you Jennifer for posting your response), and as a result possibly giving Pelham residents a false sense of security in thinking this did not occur. There was no engagement ring, I have no idea where Renea got that because noone reported an engagement ring. However there was a ring in the ashtray, along with many other items between the two cars. Yes unfortunately my 20 somethings do leave valuables in their car and hopefully will not anymore. We did not report this claim to insurance as our deductible is high, and I cannot believe that I feel the need to say that! I am appalled.
lizsmith March 02, 2013 at 01:28 AM
Your two twenty year olds act more like two year olds. (No common sense). Come on now. Being twenty something is no excuse for being darn lazy or??????

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