Months after a partial roof collapse brought about Yonkers officers to sentence a Nationwide Wholesale Liquidators retailer in Yonkers, the constructing’s landlord nonetheless hasn’t begun repairs.
Two males have been arrested by Yonkers Police for allegedly looting a retailer whose roof collapsed in January.
Yonkers police detained the 2 males Monday at eleven:38 p.m. close to the Nationwide Wholesale Liquidators retailer at 798 Central Park Ave.
In line with police spokesman Sgt. Dean Politopoulos, the suspects have been Hispanic males aged 21 and 31 who have been seen by police taking merchandise from the shop, whose Jan. eleven roof collapse prompted the town to sentence the constructing.
Because the condemnation, merchandise has sat inside and out of doors of the shop with no obvious effort to restore the constructing.
The police didn’t determine the lads as a result of one among them introduced a pretend identification and the opposite was not charged with a criminal offense as of Thursday.
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The suspect who falsely identified himself was charged with false personation, a misdemeanor. Politopoulos said Yonkers Police are consulting with the Westchester County District Attorney’s office about additional charges for both men.
Police may also attempt to contact the building owners so that they can file a complaint allowing the police to press additional larceny charges, Politopoulos said.
National Wholesale Liquidators is located at the Mall at Cross County where a new Century 21 store recently opened.
In September NSC Wholesale Holdings, the company that operates National Wholesale Liquidators, sued the mall’s operator Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. NSC Wholesale Holdings asked the state Supreme Court to award it $5 million in damages plus attorney fees because of the roof collapse.
Yonkers officials have cited the mall’s operators for failing to begin repairs. In August Yonkers spokeswoman Christina Gilmartin said the city was preparing a demolition hearing that would allow the city to take action if the landlord doesn’t.
On Thursday Gilmartin didn’t respond to a request for comment on the status of the city’s efforts regarding the derelict building.
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