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Arrests Made In Rash Of Car Thefts

Nyack, June 23 — Orangetown Police remind residents to lock their cars after a rash of thefts from unlocked vehicles in the Nyack villages. Two arrests have been made this week related to thefts from unlocked cars in the Nyack area.

  • A 16 year old male after a citizen observed him inside a car attempting to steal items from it on Saturday.  The suspect was charged with an attempted larceny and was remanded to Rockland County Jail on $1000 bail after being arraigned in Nyack Justice Court.
  • On Tuesday, Orangetown and South Nyack-Grandview police worked together to arrest Aaron Labbay, 41, on multiple charges related to thefts from cars in the Nyack area. He charged with four counts of larceny and three counts of criminal possession of stolen property related to thefts on Crosby Street and the parking lot of the Claremont Condominium. Labbay was charged with criminal possession of a weapon (brass knuckles), criminal possession of a controlled substance seventh degree and unlawful possession of marijuana.

“I must heap praise on the entire Orangetown police department, Chief Nulty and his team of officers for this successful effort,” says Jen White, a member of the Nyack Village Board. “As someone whose car was robbed just last week, I can say two things: the police were swift and thorough in solving this crime wave and even in a place a great as Nyack, we need to protect ourselves by doing things like locking our cars and homes.”

Orangetown Police are continuing to search for the owner of a digital camera that was likely to have been stolen from a car in the Nyack area on the night of June 21-22, 2010.  Anyone with information about the owner is asked to call Orangetown Police Detective Bureau at 845 359 2121.

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