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NY man charged with larceny at Patagonia

Published 11:15 am, Monday, August 4, 2014
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A New York man was arrested on a larceny charge last Friday following an incident at Patagonia on Post Road East.

Andres Rojas, 38, of Corona, N.Y. was charged with sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.

Police responded to the store at 87 Post Road East around 4:30 p.m. Friday to check a report of an active larceny, according to police.

Two males and two females reportedly entered the store together and one engaged store employees in a verbal dispute to provide a distraction, the report states.

One of the males picked up a box of merchandise and ran out of the front door and an employee gave chase, police said.

"The male dropped the box, which was recovered and brought back to the store," the report states.

Police officers started a track that led officers to an Hispanic male matching the description of one of the suspects, later identified as Rojas.

The store manager was driven to the site where Rojas was apprehended and him as the suspect, the report said.

Rojas was transported to police headquarters, and later released after posting a $1,5000 bond.

The other suspects were not taken into custody.