YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – Paul E. Cahan, a 69-year-old Cortlandt Manor resident, has been charged with resisting arrest and petit larceny after he was accused of stealing from a Toys 'R' Us by the Yorktown police department on Sunday, Oct. 5.
Police say an officer responded to the store on Bank Road to investigate a shoplifting complaint. While enroute to the store, the defendant was identified and seen walking along Route 6 near the store, according to police.
Police say Cahan was confronted by an officer and fled on foot into a wooded area. Cahan was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit in the rear of the Toys 'R' Us store, according to police. Police say Cahan is accused of stealing $283.43 worth of merchandise from the store.
Cahan was arraigned before Town Justice Judge Gary Raniolo and released on $500 bail. Cahan is scheduled to appear in court on the charges on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m.
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