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Man Used Employer's Truck To Steal From Ex-Girlfriend In Putnam, Police Say

Thomas R. Griffin
Thomas R. Griffin Photo Credit: New York State Police

A 52-year-old Northern Westchester man allegedly used his employer's truck while enlisting the help of an unsuspecting co-worker to steal items from his ex-girlfriend's house in Putnam County, state police said.

State police received a complaint of a burglary on Vega Road in the Town of Patterson on Sept. 16.

A subsequent investigation found the suspect, Thomas R. Griffin of Ossining borrowed a truck from his employer and enlisted the help of the co-worker under the auspices of collecting belongings from his ex-girlfriend’s residence, police said.

State police from the Brewster barracks arrested Griffin for burglary of a dwelling in the second degree, a Class C felony, on Friday, Sept. 29.

Griffin was arraigned before the Town of Patterson Justice Court and released on his own recognizance and an Order of Protection was issued in favor of the victim.

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