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Stolen Phone Suspect Nabbed After Returning To Laundromat, Ramapo PD Say

Police in Ramapo arrested a 54-year-old man from Hillcrest.
Police in Ramapo arrested a 54-year-old man from Hillcrest. Photo Credit: File

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. - Larceny charges have been filed against a 54-year-old Rockland man who allegedly stole and sold a woman’s cell phone from a laundromat while she was folding her clothes.

Officers from the Ramapo Police Department were dispatched to a local laundromat on Tuesday morning following reports of the stolen phone.

According to police, there was just one suspect who had the opportunity to commit the crime. He reportedly left the business and returned shortly thereafter, without the phone.

Police said that when interviewed by Ramapo police officers, it was determined that the Hillcrest resident had stolen the phone while his victim was busy with her laundry. He proceeded to leave the store and sell the phone to a landscaper for $20, police said.

The phone still has not been tracked down.

The suspect was charged with larceny and has since been released on bail. He is due back in Ramapo Court next month.

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