Police: Purchase Woman Arrested For Shoplifting

The following arrest information was provided by the White Plains Police Department, it does not indicate a conviction.

An $8 pair of earrings a Purchase woman snatched from Nordstrom Rack last week led store security guards to an even bigger stash hidden in her handbag, police say.

A security guard stopped the 20-year-old woman at about 9:11 p.m. on Aug. 7 after noticing her trying to steal the earrings, according to an arrest report. When security searched the woman's bag, police say they found a bundle of clothes valued at about $370. The woman later admitted to trying to take the clothes from the store at 7 City Place in White Plains, police say.

Police charged the woman with petit larceny, a misdemeanor. She was processed at police headquarters and released on bail.

JEN August 14, 2012 at 01:23 PM
So True!!!!!!
Charles K August 14, 2012 at 02:25 PM
First off, the picture is of the Nordstrom store at the upscale Westchester Mall. The report was that the arrest took place at 7 City Place which is where Nordstrom Rack is located. Completely different store--Rack is similar to TJMaxx. In which case the shoplifter could've been any race.
Zach Oliva August 14, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Thanks Charles, made the clarification in the article.
Kuklapolitan August 14, 2012 at 04:59 PM
@ Charles K...While it was a good thing that you pointed out that the "Nordstrom Rack" is quite a different store than the "Nordstrom" located inside the Westchester Mall, it really ended up on a very sour note when you informed all of us that the "shoplifter could've been any race." Of course they could have been any race, just as if the shopper had "lifted" items from the Nordstrom located inside the Westchester Mall! What does race have to do with anything in question or that was written? Nothing, actually. The original comment was geared toward pointing out the supposed affluence of this woman since she lives in Purchase and the fact that her name may not have been divulged because of it! The assumption you made is cleary how you perceive things to be...and perhaps not as they really are at all. I've seen people of every race, ethnicity and social or monetary status at both Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack. That was a very bad call on your part!
KAH August 17, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Unfortunately, this is simply not true. A quick gander at the other patch crime reports will bring it to light. Certain people, wether based on race, gender, or socio-economic status seem to be entitled to a greater degree of anonymity. I don't know who makes this determination, the police dept., or the reporters, but it is clearly evident. As for the assumption that this woman is wealthy; it's simply that not enough information is given, and so, yes, the reader is forced to extrapolate certain facts. It may very well be incorrect, but based on the fact that most all hispanic names are printed clearly in these reports, as well as the names of men from other towns and cities, it's pretty evident. Anonymity seems to be reserved for women and men from more affluent areas. Their personal wealth notwithstanding.


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