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New Rochelle Police Swarm North Avenue Retail Stores After Wave of Counterfeit Bills Hit the Streets - UPDATED

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New Rochelle Police Swarm North Avenue Retail Stores After Wave of Counterfeit Bills Hit the Streets - UPDATED

September 29, 2010 - 23:23
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Police Activity at 148 North.jpgIn another unexpected series of isolated incidents, all of which occurred in close proximity and within a very narrow time frame, a group of four young people, ages 19 to 21, two male and two female, were arrested Wednesday by New Rochelle Police after passing counterfeit one hundred dollar bills up and down North Avenue from Bonnifoy to Huguenot. Victims of the counterfeit ring including Battaglia Brothers where some of the group purchased 2 gallons of water with what police have determined is a fake bill. At the liquor store down the street they bought a fifth of liquor. The Dollar Store on North was also hit. The various items purchased were found in the vehicle driven by the suspects, sources say.

Police are going up and down the street to determine what other retailers were hit.

The suspects are said to be age 19 to 21. One female is described as blonde/white the other is described as light-skinned/black. No description of the two male suspects.

UPDATE: According to NRPD, a police chase ensued after employees at a deli in the strip mall at 148 North (not clear which one yet) became suspicious of the bills used to make a purchase. An altercation ensued. The suspects entered a vehicle and drove North, along North Avenue and were apprehended near the Post Office on Huguenot. As of 10 pm the suspects were being interviewed by police. Mayor Noam Bramson did not respond to an email requesting comment on these new isolated incidents.

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Noam fiddles while the city burns.

The secret service deals with counterfeit money, not the mayor of a municipality.

Roberta the Postperson

Wouldn't the feds be interested in counterfeit money being passed around? What about the US Treasury guys?

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