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Thieves Hit Port Chester Shopping Center

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- The Port Chester Police Department has reprimanded three people in a span of three days and charged them with petit larceny for allegedly shoplifting from the Kohl's and Staples in Port Chester.

The incidents were unrelated, and the first was reported on Friday, Feb. 24 at approximately 5 p.m. According to Lt. James Ladeairous of Port Chester police, a Kohl's loss prevention officer spotted a man and a woman concealing items and placing them in a stroller carrying a 2-month-old baby.

After placing the pair in custody the department store notified police, who charged the brother and sister duo of Cesar Pacaga, 33, and Lydia Pacaga, 24, petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor. The two were said to have stashed over $1,300 in clothes and jewelry before being detained.

On Monday, Feb. 27 police received a call around 8 p.m. that a Staples security guard was chasing an alleged shoplifter through the parking lot. According to Ladeairous, an officer was able to get to the scene and subdue 59-year-old Coleman Link of Brooklyn.

Upon searching Link police discovered 20 headphones and one iPad keyboard totaling $549. He was also charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

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