WEST NYACK – A Yonkers resident was taken into police custody on Saturday after he was accused of trying to smuggle stolen merchandise out of a store in the Palisades Mall by hiding them in his pants.
Police were called to the Palisades Mall ‘s Macy’s at around 7:45 p.m. after a loss-prevention employee reported suspect Karl Davis, 50, of Yonkers, had stuffed two purses valued at a combined total of $746 into his pants and leave the store without purchasing them.
When the employee attempted to stop Davis from leaving the store, a struggle ensued before the suspect was arrested by responding Clarkstown Police. No injuries were reported in connection to the altercation.
Davis has since been charged with third-degree robbery, a felony, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and petty larceny, both misdemeanors. He also faces a charge of second-degree harassment, a violation. Following his arraignment in the Rockland Justice Court, Davis was transferred to the custody of the Rockland County Jail, where he awaits an April 22 court appearance.