Police Nab 1 Member of CVS Shoplifting Ring on N. Middletown Road

A 19-year-old Brooklyn woman is due in Orangetown Court April 23 to face charges of grand larceny. Two accomplices evaded arrest.

Police said at 5:32 p.m. April 15 Danielle E. Matthews was observed by store security putting razor-blade cartridges in a bag and trying to leave the CVS Pharmacy at 75 N. Middletown Road in Pearl River without paying for them.

The loss prevention officer at CVS reported that Matthews had taken $1,430 worth of the cartridges from a locked display, placed them in a shopping bag, then tried to leave the store without paying for the merchandise. She fled across North Middletown Road towards Shop Rite when confronted by the security officer.

Orangetown officers caught and arrested her.

Police believe that Matthews was accompanied by 2 other women  
who had distracted the store employees while she was stealing the razor blade cartridges. The other women also fled and were not caught.

They also believe the trio is part of an organized ring of thieves 
who target CVS stores in the region.

Matthews was taken to OPD headquarters where she was charged with grand larceny 4th degree (felony) and Criminal possession of Stolen Property 4th degree (felony). 
Bruce April 17, 2014 at 06:50 PM
James, What were you doing in the parking lot long enough to determine someone suspicious? Your only adjective is the color of his skin? The only people I've seen in parking lots and we're suspect is the WHITE couple snatching purses. I wonder if people felt safe just because they didn't seem "suspicious".
Bruce April 17, 2014 at 06:51 PM
B April 20, 2014 at 11:47 AM
Slainte........truth be told......I make Archie Bunker look like a liberal..........you obviously don't have an eye for sarcasm ! ;)
Slainte April 20, 2014 at 06:50 PM
Fair play to you B. :)
Bruce Cohen May 04, 2014 at 03:17 PM
Don't you guys have anything better to do, like picking up litter along the streets. That would be contributing to the county, not your bigoted remarks.


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