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Pair Posing as Relatives Rob Tuckahoe Senior

TUCKAHOE, N.Y. – A man living in an Eastchester senior care center was victimized by two people who claimed to be long-lost relatives and stole a pair of checks, according to Tuckahoe Police Department Lt. Ray Stabile.

The checks were later cashed for a total of $2,200, Stabile said.

Stabile said the Fountains at Riverview resident was contacted by a woman and a younger boy she said was her son, claiming to be long-lost relatives who wanted to know more about their family. After the pair visited, Stabile said, the man's sons discovered two checks were missing. The man cannot remember exactly when the pair visited, and the sons told police they had never heard of the woman or her "son," Stabile said. The family contacted police on Tuesday.

Police are investigating the matter.

The following items also were reported by Tuckahoe police:

Suspicious people: A suspicious person was reported in the 40 block of Armour Villa at 3:01 a.m. Wednesday. Two others were reported Monday, one in the 70 block of Marbledale Road at 6:29 p.m. and the other on Crawford Drive at 5:14 p.m.

Disturbance: A disturbance was reported at 5:53 p.m. Monday at Parkway Oval.

Pot bust: An officer approaching a car he stopped for failure to stop for a red light at 10:46 a.m. Monday on White Plains Road noticed the smell of marijuana, according to Stabile. The driver consented to a car search, Stabile said, and the officer found a smoking bowl with marijuana in it and a marijuana cigarette under the passenger's seat. The passenger admitted the pot was his, Stabile said, and was issued a summons for possession of marijuana. The driver was cited for running a red light.

Suspicious: A suspicious person was reported on Yonkers Avenue at 8:45 p.m. Sunday.

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