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A Yonkers man admitted to stealing a truck from the Cross County Purchasing Mall in March. 

Jose Alicea, forty, pleaded responsible to 3rd-diploma legal possession of stolen property in  and second-diploma unauthorized use of a car within the Second Diploma, each felonies, in addition to possession of burglar’s instruments and tried petit larceny, misdemeanors.

The fees stem from an incident on March 26, when Yonkers cops have been surveilling the Cross County Buying Mall parking tons after the division acquired quite a few stories of thefts from automobiles within the space.

Round three:15 p.m., Alicea was seen strolling by way of the parking tons, peering into automobiles and lifting automotive door handles, Westchester County District Lawyer Anthony Scarpino Jr. stated.

Alicea was then seen getting right into a 2014 Ford Explorer that had a shattered rear passenger window, which had been reported stolen earlier that morning from Nepperhan Avenue in Yonkers, Scarpino Jr. stated. 

Alicea was arrested and located to be in possession of a screwdriver, a software generally used to interrupt into automobiles, in addition to a transportable GPS unit that belonged to the proprietor of the stolen Ford Explorer, based on the district lawyer. 

“To fight auto-associated crimes right here in Westchester, we’re seeing our companions in regulation enforcement stepping up patrols and doing undercover surveillance to maintain thieves at bay as they discover extra progressive methods to swipe automobiles,” Scarpino Jr. stated in a press release. “Because of the excellent police work demonstrated by the Yonkers Police Division, this specific defendant’s exercise was shortly put to a cease.”

Alicea faces three to 6 years in state jail and is scheduled to be sentenced on January 18, 2018.

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