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Grand Larceny at 7-Eleven in Downtown White Plains

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A White Plains resident who swiped a $20 bill from another 7-Eleven customer Wednesday allowed officers to search him, seemingly unaware that he committed grand larceny in front of the security cameras, police said.

Officers responded to a call regarding a money dispute at the Martine Avenue 7-Eleven around 4 a.m. Wednesday. A Tarrytown man told police that Christopher Cox, 28, of White Plains, stole $20 from him.

Cox denied taking the $20 bill and allowed officers to search him and his black backpack. According to police reports, officers found a folded $20 bill in Cox's right pocket. He told police he earned the money while working at Sunshine Pizza earlier that day.

The Tarrytown man said the money was his.

Officers then watched video surveillance that showed Cox taking a $20 bill out of the Tarrytown man's left hand and leaving the 7-Eleven.

Cox was arrested and charged with one count of fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony.

Also on the police blotter:

- An employee at the AT&T in the Galleria Mall called police around noon Tuesday to report that a boy who looked about 12 or 13 years-old stole a black iPad 2 on display. According to police reports, store employees suspect the same boy has stolen from the AT&T a few times. Officers will review surveillance tapes and look for the theft of the $629 iPad.

- Police arrived at the Westchester Mall Gucci store around noon Tuesday where an employee reported that a male in his 20s stole a $300 black belt. Gucci employees who reviewed the store's video surveillance told officers the man put on a bet, hid it under his shirt, and left the store.

- Two Scarsdale young adults were found with open 24-ounce Budweiser beers in hand at Kittrell Park Tuesday evening. Officers arrested Rachel Wager, 22, and Maxwell Pettinati, 19, at the White Plains park and charged the two with one open container violation each.

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