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New York State Crime Stoppers Offers $2,500 Reward for Basement Bandit Looting New Rochelle, Stamford and Cross River Eateries

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New York State Crime Stoppers Offers $2,500 Reward for Basement Bandit Looting New Rochelle, Stamford and Cross River Eateries

June 29, 2012 - 23:26


NYSCrimeStoppers $2500

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New York State Crime Stoppers, in cooperation with the New Rochelle Police Department is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information, such as the identity and whereabouts of the person responsible for the theft of approximately $13,000 from the basement office of Rangoli Restaurant located at 615 Main Street, New Rochelle, N.Y. on May 26, 2012 at approximately 7:45 p.m.

It is believed by law enforcement officials that the same woman struck at the Tenga Asian Bistro on Bedford Street, Stamford, Conn on January 5, 2012 as well as the Tigin Irish Pub on Bedford Street, Stamford, Conn on February 1, 2012 and Bar Russo on Spring Street, Stamford, Conn on February 8, 2012. $7,000 and some payroll checks were reported stolen by Tenga Asian Bistro. It is also believed that the same alleged suspect may have struck at Cross River Dry Cleaners located in Cross River, N.Y. on November 8, 2011. She was seen leaving the scene in a newer model Infinity or Nissan Altima black four door sedan.

The suspect is described as a light skinned Black or Hispanic female, approximately 5’7” to 5’9” in height weighing approximately 130 pounds. Anyone with information, such as the identification and/or whereabouts of this female is asked to immediately contact the NYS Crime Stoppers hot line at 1-866-313-TIPS (8477). All callers can remain anonymous if they so choose.

NYS Crime Stoppers is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization that was formed to assist the FBI, New York State Police, County and local law enforcement throughout New York State by offering rewards for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of persons who commit particular felony crimes within the borders of New York State.

Crimes eligible for reward are those highlighted as such by New York State Crime Stoppers. NYS Crime Stoppers operates in cooperation with law enforcement, the media, the public and the business community to accomplish their goal of a safer community. Callers will remain anonymous unless they choose otherwise.

The organization’s success can be attributed to the anonymity it provides callers with pertinent information regarding particular crimes and to the cash reward provided as an incentive. Anyone who would like more information about New York State Crime Stoppers may go to our Web Site at New York State Crime Stoppers and find us on facebook @ New York State Crime Stoppers or Twitter @ NYSCrimeStopper.

Hotline 1-866-313-TIPS (8477)

At a press conference this week, Detective Captain Joseph Schaller of the New Rochelle Police Department was joined by Sgt. Peter DiSpagna of the Stamford Police Department and Rob Keller of New York State Crime Stoppers.

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DiSpagna described the woman as "Very cool and smart". He said she had a cover story at the ready -- that she was lost and looking for the bathroom -- and had a good understanding of human nature which enabled to quickly enter and exit the buildings, find keys, open safes and otherwise get in and out quickly and without detection.

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Stamford, CT Police Department Bureau Of Criminal Investigation Property Crime Unit Memo

Thursday, January 5, 2012 at approx. 9:00pm a Female Black was observed by

employees of Tenga Asian Bistro, 235 Bedford St. exiting the basement where the business office is located. The suspect stated she was looking for the bathroom. Shortly afterwards management found that $7,000.00 and several payroll checks missing. The suspect is described as a Female Black, about 25 years of age with long hair.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at approx. 8:48pm a Female Black was discovered descending the rear exterior stairs from the second floor of Tigin Irish Pub, 175 Bedford St. by an employee. When the employee questioned the suspect stated that she was in the office and someone let her out. The employee then went to the office and discovered her wallet, cash, credit cards and Identification. These items, minus a credit card, were found in the Bedford Parking garage. The suspect was captured on a surveillance camera in the garage.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at approx. 9:26pm a Female Black entered the rear door of Bar Russo, 24 Spring St. and made her way downstairs to the office. Once in the office the suspect located the victim’s purse and made off with $160.00, Connecticut Driver’s License and Social Security. The suspect was captured on surveillance and her identity is not known to the restaurant employees.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at approx. 9:26pm a Female Black entered the rear door of the restaurant and made their way downstairs to the office. Once in the office the suspect located the victim’s purse and made off with $160.00, Connecticut Driver’s License and Social Security.

The suspect was captured on surveillance and her identity is not known to the restaurant employees.