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Police: Shoplifter Damages Security Office

The following arrest information was provided by the White Plains Police Department, it does not indicate a conviction.

A suspected shoplifter got himself into more trouble Tuesday when he knocked over a computer in the security office at Target trying to leave, police say.

Robert Tyc, 27, of 19 Washington Ave., White Plains, was in a security office, accused of stealing $94.97 worth of video games from the Target at 9 City Pl., when he stood up and tried to leave, according to an arrest report. Security staff "physically restrained" Tyc, and a computer was knocked over in the process, according to an arrest report.

The computer was damaged, and police charged Tyc with petit larceny and criminal mischief, both misdemeanors. Police say they also found a two hypodermic needles in a backpack Tyc was carrying, which resulted in an additional misdemeanor charge.

Tyc was transported to police headquarters and held for court.

Mike September 22, 2012 at 04:43 PM
I have never shoplifted anything in my life, but I have often wondered what would happen if i was accused of it. Once they get you into that office, out of public view, they can say they found anything in your pocket, and you can't proove you didn't. The store would have an incentive to plant something on you to protect themselves from a lawsuit. I think that, if a store security guard ever tries to stop me and take me to that office, I will deck him where he stands, and call the police. That way they can't put anything on me.

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