Clarkstown police seeking man involved in incident
NANUET – A Tarrytown woman has been charged with robbery and police are seeking a man who was with her when more than $1,000 worth of merchandise was stolen from a Nanuet store on Saturday, according to Clarkstown police.
Police said Veronica Lantiqua, 38, was arrested after workers at the Kohl’s department store, 220 Route 59, Nanuet, alerted police to a shoplifting incident. The incident, police said, escalated into a robbery when Lantiqua and a man who was with her became involved in a scuffle with a store worker – a 27-year-old Nanuet man – who was trying to stop them from leaving without paying for merchandise they had taken from the store.
The worker was not injured.
Lantiqua, police said, was seen taking numerous charm bracelets and a man with her was spotted taking a jewelry box. Although Lantiqua was held for police, the man with her was able to get away.
Lantiqua was taken to Clarkstown Police Headquarters in New City and charged with second-degree robbery, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and fourth-degree grand larceny, all felonies, and second-degree harassment, a violation. She was arraigned in Clarkstown Town Court in New City, where bail was set at $1,000 and a Dec. 29 hearing set for Lantiqua to return to court.
Police said the merchandise stolen in the incident was valued at $1,228.67.
Republished: Nyack Free Press