Police arrested an aggressive thief in Pelham Bay last week. Police chased down and arrested Lindall Cauley, 31, of 240 Nagle Avenue, on Tuesday, July 18 at around 12:52 p.m. on the Hutchinson River Parkway Service Road between Westchester Avenue and Middletown Road. According to police, at 12:15 p.m. last Tuesday Cauley approached a 31-year-old woman in front of 1546 Crosby Avenue and snatched her purse that she was carrying on her left shoulder resulting in pain and bruising to her shoulder. Cauley fled with the purse, but was soon stopped and apprehended by police. He pushed and punched the arresting officer, a NYPD spokesman confirmed. Cauley faces charges of robbery, assault in the 2nd degree and resisting arrest.
He has prior arrests for aggravated harassment, criminal mischief and criminal trespass. Photo by Edwin Soto