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White Plains Thief Steals $275 in Toothpaste

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- White Plains police say they're seeking a thief with a penchant for dental hygiene.

Officers say they were called to CVS Tuesday afternoon after a manager chased a man carrying $275 in stolen toothpaste out of the 24 Mamaroneck Ave. store.

The thief dropped two bags containing approximately 60 tubes of toothpaste at Martine Avenue, according to police, who said the manager recouped the merchandise.

The man disappeared into an alley on Court Street. Police say the CVS has video surveillance of the suspect entering and sprinting out of the store.

In other news from the police blotter:

- Police said they arrested two local residents who returned to WalMart Tuesday night after previously stealing laptops from the Main Street store.

Staff called police after Edgar Sotero, 18, and Maryetteluz Cerdan, 20, arrived at WalMart at around 8:30 p.m.

Police took the couple to headquarters, where officers say they admitted to stealing a $648 Samsung laptop and $548 Dell Inspiron computer. Sotero later told police he had installed a stolen car radio in his car.

Officers say they found one computer and the $300 radio in Sotero's car, which was parked in the fifth level of a parking lot by WalMart. The second computer was recovered from his Grant Avenue apartment.

Both were charged with one count of fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, and Sotero was also charged with one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony.

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