PELHAM MANOR, N.Y. Pelham Manor police arrested a man Friday after he allegedly tried to get pills using fraudulent prescription pads at the CVS Pharmacy on Boston Post Road.
Police arrived at the store and approached the pharmacy area. Officers noticed an African-American male, who matched a dispatch description, with a newspaper fully opened in front of his face walking down the adjacent aisle, according to the police report.
He began to move quickly, but police confronted him at the front of the store. He agreed to follow them back to the pharmacy without incident and the pharmacist identified him. Police then charged and handcuffed the man.
Prior to the arrest, police noticed an SUV idling outside the store with an African-American female in the passenger seat. Detectives found the vehicle unoccupied when they approached it.
Police interviewed the man, who said, I came here by train and bus alone. Within moments, police saw a suspicious woman walking eastbound on Boston Post Road toward New Rochelle and confronted her at the I-95 overpass.
She told officers she knew they wanted the prescriptions and the man. They asked her why she left the car, and she replied, I knew he was going to be arrested and I wanted to go home.
Police transported her to headquarters for questioning and impounded the vehicle as evidence. They searched the car and found several New York State prescriptions, four of which were blank. Further investigation determined that all six were fraudulent and that one of them had been stolen.
Contact Pelham reporter Andrew Meola at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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