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Man's Laptop Stolen on Pelham's Fifth Avenue

PELHAM, N.Y. – The Pelham Police Department responded with an officer, sergeant and detective to Fifth Avenue on March 7 after a man reported his laptop stolen from his parked car.

The victim said he had parked his 2002 gray Ford Windstar on the west side of Fifth Avenue about 9:30 p.m. When he returned at 11:30 p.m., the passenger-side front window had been broken and his laptop and sports coat were missing. The officer saw the broken glass but did not find any instrument used to break the glass.

The victim said the laptop, which cost $1,000, was on the front passenger seat and his coat, which cost $200, was on the rear seat. The window was valued at $300.

A detective spoke with some children who said that they were walking south on Fifth Avenue at 11 p.m. and noticed the broken window on the car at that time. However, they did not see any suspects in the area.

Also on the police blotter:

Wallet Found: A Good Samaritan aided a woman who had lost her wallet by bringing it to the Pelham Police Department. While the man was walking on Fifth Avenue at 11:15 a.m. March 6, he noticed the red wallet. The owner was identified and contacted, and the wallet was returned. She checked the wallet and told the police that nothing was missing.

Suspicious Letter: Pelham police responded on Sixth Street at 11:26 a.m. March 6 after a woman received a suspicious letter in the mail in an apparent fraud attempt. The letter claimed to be from a financial recovery services agency and said she owed $1,394.35 on a high school account. The victim called the agency to obtain more information, but the agency refused to give out any information about the account. The woman thinks someone is using her information or the letter is from an illegitimate source trying to get her money. The officer advised her to get a free credit report to see if the account’s information is listed. The victim said she would let the police know if she could get more information. A copy of the letter was attached to the police report.

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