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Off-Duty Police Officers Help Catch Burglary Suspect

Port Chester police arrested a 27-year-old man Saturday after interrupting a burglary.
Port Chester police arrested a 27-year-old man Saturday after interrupting a burglary. Photo Credit: File

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Port Chester police made a felony arrest after responding to a burglary in progress on Saturday night.

About 10:20 p.m., police responded to Regina Check Cashing at 12 King St. in Port Chester, according to Chief Richard Conway.

.Upon their arrival, a witness pointed to the roof of 12 King Street and advised responding officers that the suspect was still on top of the roof attempting to gain entry to the building.

As police approached the building, the suspect jumped from the low end of the roof and ran toward the MTA platform engaging officers in a foot pursuit. Two off-duty officers, in uniform, and assigned to crowd control at a nearby event overheard the radio transmissions and joined in the chase, Conway said.

The off-duty officers apprehended the suspect, later Identifies as Edwin Marin-Portillo, 27, of Port Chester, on the MTA platform stairs, according to police.

Tools, including a crowbar and battery-operated saw, were recovered from the roof of 12 King St.., Conway said.

Portillo was charged by police with third-degree attempted burglary, a felony, and possession of burglars tools.

He was being held at Port Chester police headquarters pending his court arraignment.

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