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Attempted Thefts Reported at Pelham Manor BJ's

PELHAM MANOR, N.Y. – A person was attempting to conceal merchandise while at BJ’s on Sunday at 10:09 a.m., according to Pelham Manor Police. An officer on duty at the store noticed and radioed headquarters, which sent other officers to the scene.

The man was found, interviewed, identified, and escorted from BJ’s, police said. His membership to the wholesale club was revoked as well and he is banned from returning to the property.

A similar incident at BJ’s occurred Friday at 9:30 p.m. when a Pelham Manor sergeant was told by several employees and shoppers that a man had been seen putting merchandise into his backpack, police said.

Additional officers responded to the scene and the suspect was interviewed at the store exit. He told police that he had put the items back on the shelf prior to leaving the store, which was confirmed by an employee. The man was sent on his way by the officers.

The Pelham Manor Police Department also reported the following:

False alarm: On Tuesday at 4:59 p.m., a residential burglary alarm was activated on Oak Lane, which prompted AJK Security to call the police. An officer who reported to the scene said that everything appeared to be secure, except the garage door was not fully closed.

Disabled car: A person called the police on Tuesday at 10:31 a.m. after noticing a disabled vehicle at Stellar and Colonial avenues. The responding offficer was told by the driver that a tow truck was on its way.

Medical aid: While on patrol at BJ’s on Monday at 4:35 p.m., a Pelham Manor officer was flagged down by a BJ’s employee because a woman was having trouble breathing, police said.  He radioed headquarters and administered oxygen after the woman told him she was having chest pains and a hard time breathing. Other officers, an ambulance, and paramedics responded and the woman was transported to Lawrence Hospital for further examination.

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