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Mount Pleasant Police Warn of Hawthorne Burglars

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. – Mount Pleasant Police are notifying residents to be on the lookout and lock their homes following several burglaries in Hawthorne last week. The suspects remain at large.

“To have two home burglaries and one attempted in such a short span of time in this area is definitely out of the ordinary,” Mount Pleasant Police Sgt. Art Romaine said.

The Town of Mount Pleasant and the Mount Pleasant Police Department will hold a neighborhood watch meeting Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Town Hall in Valhalla to address these burglaries and answer questions from residents.

Two homes on Astor Avenue, directly across the street from each other, were burglarized during the afternoon of Wednesday, April 25, according to Romaine. In both incidents, he said, two men gained entry by breaking a window pane and unlocking the window. They made off with an undisclosed amount of jewelry and electronics, he said.  Shortly before they ransacked the two homes on Astor, Romaine said the two men attempted to enter a home on Belmont Avenue before realizing it was occupied. In each incident, Romaine said, the duo got away in a champagne-colored Jeep Cherokee.

Romaine describes the two men as Hispanic, one about 5-feet-7 with a long ponytail and last seen wearing a green hat, the other around 5-feet-10.

“We just want to calm people down and let them know that we’re taking care of these incidents,” Romaine said.

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