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Man Arrested in Attempted Jewelry Store Burglary in Yorktown

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the alleged burglary took place at the Triangle Shopping Center. It was actually the Roma Building. We regret the error.

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A Yonkers man was charged last week with two counts of burglary after, police said, they found him inside a barber shop in the Roma Building in the early morning hours of Sept. 26.

According to police, Paul N. Shkreli’s bigger target was Yorktown Jewelers, which is next door to the barber shop.

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Police said they received an anonymous call at 3:44 a.m. Sept. 26, reporting a possible burglary in progress at the jewelry shop. Upon arriving at the scene, officers said they found the front door of the barber shop unsecured and saw a man, later identified as Shkreli, inside.

After establishing a secure perimeter of the building with the aid of the Westchester County Police and New York State Police, Yorktown Police took Shkreli, 44, into custody without incident, police said.

Further investigation at the scene allegedly found that Shkreli had forced entry into the barber shop and then forced entry from the barber shop into the jewelry store to steal merchandise.

Shkreli was remanded to the Westchester County Jail without bail and is due to appear in Yorktown court on Oct. 17.

Man Charged with DWI Twice

A 24-year-old Amawalk man was charged with driving while intoxicated on Sept. 16. Police said the man was released to a sober third-party and was dropped off at Yorktown Auto Body, where his car had been impounded. According to police, the man entered his car and drove it home. He was charged with a second count of driving while intoxicated at his Sept. 28 appearance in Yorktown Justice Court.

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