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Four arrested in White Plains Wal-Mart heist

December 10, 2010 3:39:59 PM PST
Police arrested four people in connection with the robbery of a Wal-Mart in White Plains in which thieves dressed as painters made off with $230,000.

Public Safety Commissioner David Chong said the suspects are also believed to be responsible for other thefts at an Old Navy in the Galleria Mall and a Victoria's Secret in the Palisades Center Mall.

Authorities say the arrests were made Wednesday and Thursday.

The suspects are identified as:

  • 28-year-old Christopher Fountain, of North White Plains
  • 20-year-old Phillip Fountain, of Mount Vernon
  • 22-year-old Autumn Jordan, homeless
  • 36-year-old Tyrone Cramer, of the Bronx

    On November 29, just before 3 a.m., police say two armed suspects entered the Wal-mart during an employee break dressed head to toe in tyvex suits, with gloves and masks. They proceeded with a manager to a back room, where they allegedly tied the manager up with plastic zip ties and emptied a safe containing approximately $230,000 in cash.

    The subjects then fled in a waiting SUV. No injuries occurred during the robbery.

    Each of the suspects is charged with robbery and criminal possession of a weapon.

    Additionally, Christopher Fountain and Autumn Jorden are charged with robbery in Old Navy incident.

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