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Pelham's Fairway Market Deals With More Thefts

PELHAM MANOR, N.Y. – A wooden pallet was apparently taken from the Fairway Market on Pelham Parkway on Thursday, the second such theft in as many weeks .

A security guard called police after he saw what appeared to be a man and woman loading wooden pallets into a green 2000 Honda Odyssey at 5:30 p.m. The guard approached them and told them they did not have permission to take any items from the parking lot.

The man allegedly replied, "Ricky gave me permission to take as many wooden pallets as I wanted. Ricky works here in the mornings," according to the police report. The guard and the man started to argue and the latter said he would remove two of the pallets from the car because he only took two from Fairway Market. He claimed he took the other five from another location.

The guard demanded that he take out the rest of the pallets, at which point the man became aggressive. He shouted for the guard to call the police and said he did not care because he had permission. The guard then became nervous and let the two leave.

Police spoke with employees and watched surveillance tape that clearly showed the pair take seven pallets and put two back after the guard approached them. The detective division was set to follow up on the case.

Also on the blotter :

- Two men in dark clothing allegedly used a hose to pump used cooking oil from a bin in the rear lot of the Fairway Market just before 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. They drove a white van with large dark windows on the passenger side but no windows on the driver's side. They drove away toward Pelham Parkway after 10 minutes. The oil spilled or leaked out of the van leaving a trail behind it. Police followed the trail, which faded by Spring Street. The detective division prepared to follow up on the case. This is at least the third oil theft in Pelham Manor since July.

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